Passionate about the interconnectedness between education, policy, and racial equity, Queen Nwafor serves as an Education Policy Specialist with the Maryland State Education Association (MSEA), the state's largest professional employee organization. Prior to MSEA, she served as a Policy and Advocacy Manager in D.C., scoring huge advocacy and policy wins for D.C. public school students. Queen has worked for multiple elected officials in Maryland and began her career in the classroom as an educator in Baltimore City Public Schools and leadership team member of a public early college charter STEAM school in N.J. Queen holds an M.S. in Education from Johns Hopkins University, a Certificate in Women, Policy, and Political Leadership, and a B.A. from American University. In the Center for Education Policy and Practice (CEPP), she is the point of contact for the Maryland State Board of Education (SBOE), Accountability and Implementation Board (AIB), Western MD, Baltimore, and Prince George’s Counties.