Funmi Akinnawonu - New York City

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Funmi Akinnawonu - New York City

Funmi Akinnawonu is the Advocacy & Policy Manager at the Immigrant Advocates Response Collaborative where she advocates for access to counsel and access to justice issues for immigrant New Yorkers.

She was previously a Legal Fellow at the Mississippi Center for Justice where she worked on humanitarian-based immigration cases. During law school, she worked in the Vanderbilt Immigration Practice Clinic, and externed at the ACLU of Tennessee and the Southern Poverty Law Center.

Prior to law school she worked on public information and fundraising campaigns concerning issues such as LGBTQ and reproductive rights. As an immigrant herself, she is passionate about advocating for the rights of immigrants.

She is a graduate of Vanderbilt University Law School and New York University where she received her bachelors in history and anthropology."