Nneka Achapu is the ACLU of Texas Immigrants' Rights Strategist. She is responsible for engaging in advocacy on issues of immigration at the state legislature and at the local level in Texas.
Nneka was born in Nigeria and raised in Italy, she later moved to the United States to pursue further studies at the University of Houston. She is deeply passionate about her African roots, and protecting the rights of all immigrants.
Prior to joining the ACLU of Texas, Nneka worked as a government affairs consultant for various non-profits including being the Executive Director of the U.S. Bilateral African Chamber of Commerce, and co-founder of the AfriPAC, the African Public Affairs Committee. Her work has been recognized by many organizations where she has given her insight as a speaker on cross-cultural communication, ethnic identity and diversity.
Nneka graduated from the University of Houston with a B.A in Political Science, B.A. in Spanish, B.A. in Italian Studies, and minors in Global Business Studies, Arabic & Middle Eastern Studies.
She is fluent in Italian, Spanish and proficient in Arabic and Hindi and several other languages.
Nneka is excited to bring her diverse background to the ACLU of Texas team.
As a devoted Houstonian, Nneka has worked with various international communities and continues to serve on a variety of boards across the city.