Dr. Amara Enyia
Dr. Amara Enyia is a Public Policy expert on city and state policy as well as international affairs/foreign policy with expertise in Central Asia, Africa, Latin America and the Middle East. She writes extensively on issues of education, economic development, fiscal policy, equity in policy, and systems thinking.
Dr. Enyia has worked in various policy areas including economic development, public finance, housing,
education, food security, and community development. She holds a Masters degree in education, a law degree, and a PhD in Education Policy.
She is the Founder and Director of the Institute for Cooperative Economics and Economic Innovation (ICEEI), an entity that seeks to diversify the economic ecosystem through educating, advocating and developing policy for cooperative economic models and financing tools that support cooperative enterprises.
She serves the Executive Director of the Austin Chamber of Commerce and serves as Policy Consultant for several education organizations.