Afua Owusu-Baafi joined the Humphrey School in July 2016 as Associate Coordinator for the International Fellows and Scholars Program, working primarily with the Law/Human Rights Humphrey International (Fulbright) Fellows.
She comes to the IFS from her most recent position as an Immigration and Global Mobility Paralegal with Faegre Baker Daniels in Minneapolis. Before joining Faegre Baker Daniels, Afua spent more than five years with the U.S. Department of State in Washington, DC as a Country Desk Officer. In that role, she worked with the Bureau of Consular Affairs to implement and expand the Hague Convention on the Civil Aspects of International Child Abduction.
Afua holds an MA in International Affairs with a concentration in Comparative and Regional Studies (Africa) from American University in Washington, D.C. and a BA in Political Science with minors in History, and Women's Studies from Carson-Newman College in Jefferson City, Tennessee. She is a member of the Minnesota Committee on Foreign Relations.