Akunna was born and raised in New York but has declared California home for the past 6 years. She has lived in South Los Angeles. She teaches middle and high school Speech and Debate at New Roads School in Santa Monica, CA. Her school was founded about 25 years ago as a response to the racial and socio-economic segregation plaguing schools in the Los Angeles area. In 2019, Akunna completed her masters in Education at UCLA while teaching full time. She studied political science and educational studies at Swarthmore College and is a 2013 New York Truman Scholar.
In this episode we discuss how youth are using technology and how to be critical thinkers.