Onyemma C. Obiekea

Policy Director, Black Women for Wellness Action Project

Onyemma is the Policy Director for Black Women for Wellness (BWW) and its sister organization, Black Women for Wellness Action Project (BWWAP). She began her work in Reproductive Justice (RJ) as Program Coordinator for BWW’s Get Smart B4U Get Sexy Program – the comprehensive sex and sexuality education program of the organization’s RJ focused project, Sisters in Control. Since then, she has continued her work in RJ in varying capacities and currently works on behalf of BWW/AP, to advance intersectional, transformative legislation that seeks to secure the health and wellbeing of Black women and girls throughout California. Onyemma holds a Juris Doctor from Northeastern University School of Law and a Master of Public Health from Tufts University School of Medicine. She is committed to contributing to the global realization of RJ, by leveraging her training and experience in the field. 

Rise Up Cohort: California, 2023