Kehinde Akande is a policy fellow with the PA Budget & Policy Center. She earned her bachelors from Queens College at the City University of New York (CUNY), where she majored in economics and minored in accounting and urban studies. She also holds an advanced certificate in public policy and public administration from (CUNY) at the School for Labor and Urban Studies.
During Kehinde’s undergraduate studies, she served as a Legislative and budget intern for an elected official in the NYC government. She supported by producing legislative proposals and assisting with the discretionary budget process. Post undergraduate, Kehinde served as an AmeriCorps Vista and Public Allies Member, where she served as a job counselor with Project Renewal. There she assisted marginalized communities in preparing for employment opportunities. She also obtained experience in the legal field as a paralegal intern, case filing specialist, legal intern, and her latest role as a paralegal aide for the NYC Law Department.
Kehinde is passionate about understanding community issues, collaborating with stakeholders, and seeking potential solutions through public policy. She looks forward to serving KRC/PBPC and Pennsylvanians at large.