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In addition to being a lecturer, she serves as a Faculty Champion for Online Teaching and Faculty Mentor in her department and is a co-founding member of the UTSA Community and Restorative Justice Office.

In 1998, Twumasi founded Tactical Ops. The company helps organizations create a culturally diverse and inclusive workplace – by evaluating pre-existing programs and providing resources such as workshops and training-the-trainer classes. The company also monitors the progress of these programs.

In addition to her work at UTSA, Twumasi has spent 11 years as a board member for the Bexar County Re-entry Center. The center provides services to individuals who have previously been in prison, who want to rejoin the labor force and society. She also serves as a member on the following committees and organizations: National Association of Women in Business, San Antonio Criminal Justice Action Coalition, Texas Diversity Council, San Antonio Women in Technology and World Affairs Council – San Antonio.

Twumasi has been an expert speaker on various local and international radio and television programs. Her expertise ranges from human trafficking and service to the disadvantaged, to advocacy and legal analysis for the cases of Trayvon Martin, Breonna Taylor and more.

Prior to her move to San Antonio, Twumasi served as Maryland’s state child abuse and neglect specialist from 1998-1999. She worked with street gangs from 1983 until her move. In 1994, she was part of the team that implemented the change in federal forms to include “Other” under the submission of race.

Twumasi’s service to her community began at 11 in her native Ghana, where she founded her first corporation, the Perfect Peace Club, which today functions as C4C: Kaleidoscope. This organization serves muted voices such as victims of sexual assault and human trafficking. C4C also advocates for fair water access.

Twumasi acknowledges her father for her dedication to service. “In Ghana, my father told me to look at the queue of people behind me,” she said. “He told me to learn and study so I could open the door for that row – and they could come through the door behind me.”

Twumasi earned her bachelor’s degree in political science from Johns Hopkins University in Maryland, and her master’s degree in mental health, community counseling, from St. Louis University.

Twumasi was nominated and nominated for the award by The Caribbean and African Faith Based Leadership Conference. She will receive the award at the organization’s gala on September 30 in Maryland.

Along with the honor of presidential recognition, she will receive a personal certificate, an official pin, medal or coin and a congratulatory letter from the President of the United States.

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