Managing Attorney; Coordinating Legal Liaison
Ama was born and raised in Ghana, West Africa, immigrating to the United States at the age of 13. A graduate of Salem College and Wake Forest University School of Law, Ama has always had a passion for serving the underserved in her community. Before joining CAIR Coalition, Ama practiced immigration law and criminal defense in North Carolina for over three years. She focused her immigration practice on humanitarian and family-based relief, and her criminal defense practice on advocating for the indigent. She also served as Executive Director of a non-profit organization, providing a variety of services to the Latino community in Dare County, NC. When she is not working, Ama enjoys spending time with her 18-year old dog, her husband, and her twin.