Asha Hannah is a 2020-2021 Teach Plus California Policy Fellow who teaches 9th grade Ethnic Studies at LPS Oakland R&D. She currently serves as 9th grade team co-lead and member of the Instructional Leadership Team. Asha started her career as a Teach for America, South Carolina corps member in 2011, where she taught elementary special education. After three years, she moved back home to Oakland where she was a high school Education Specialist at LPS. She obtained her TEFL certification and taught English to adults and children in Tangier, Morocco. There she learned of the harsh inequalities facing people of African descent all over the world and decided to return home to begin her career as an Ethnic Studies teacher in Oakland. Asha received her BA in Anthropology with Highest Honors in African-American Studies from Oberlin College. She obtained her MA in Instructional Accommodation from Francis Marion University.