Emefa Addo Agawu was the Program Manager for the Work, Workers and Technology program, where her responsibilities include project coordination and supporting the initiative’s research into the impact of automation on local economies and workforce. Previously Emefa was Program Associate in New America’s Cybersecurity Initiative, where she led the initiative's work on cybersecurity at the state & local level. Her writing has appeared in Vox, CNN, and Slate among other publications.
Prior to New America, Emefa worked for Dr. Jacob Shapiro on the Empirical Studies of Conflict (ESOC) Project at Princeton University’s Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs, where her research focused primarily on the role of information in asymmetric conflict. She holds a B.A. in political science from Yale College.