As a community health advocate, Ms Nnaji has focused on health equity, racial justice and community engagement. As a Program Director at the Multicultural AIDS Coalition (MAC), she developed services for people living with and affected by HIV/AIDS; advocated for policy changes; applied cultural competency frameworks to training public health and clinical professionals; and established community engaged research projects that are ‘for, by and with’ the people most impacted by inequities. Currently, Nnaji directs the Africans For Improved Access (AFIA) Program – an HIV prevention and screening program engaging African immigrants and refugees in Massachusetts.
She has a Master’s degree in Public Health – International Health from Boston University and a Master’s degree in Education – Curriculum & Instruction from Boston College. Currently, she is working towards a PhD in Global Inclusion and Social Development at the University of Massachusetts Boston. Ms Nnaji also serves on the Board of Community Campus Partnerships for Health (CCPH) – an organization that promotes health equity and social justice through partnerships between communities and academia, and Akwaaba Health Clinic – a free health clinic in Worcester, MA.