Pokuaa Owusu-Acheaw currently serves as the Prince George’s County Regional Director for U.S. Senator Chris Van Hollen. In her current capacity, Pokuaa works with communities, organizations, educational institutions, and various stakeholders to assist in the creation of better policies to benefit Prince Georgians, Marylanders, and all Americans.
During her undergraduate and law school career, Pokuaa interned for the U.S. Department of Labor and the Maryland Office of the Public Defender. She previously worked in the Maryland General Assembly as the Legislative Director and Chief of Staff for Maryland State Senator Joanne C. Benson.
She has been an active volunteer in organizations such as Street Law, Operation Hope, Maryland Volunteer Lawyers for the Arts, and the National Black Law Students Association’s “Know Your Rights Campaign”.
Pokuaa Owusu-Acheaw, a first-generation Ghanaian-American, was born in Washington, D.C., and grew up in Laurel, MD. A proud graduate of Eleanor Roosevelt High School in Greenbelt, MD, Pokuaa went on to attend the University of Pittsburgh, where she graduated with a bachelor’s in political science and communication in 2012. In 2015, she graduated from the University of Baltimore School Of Law, with concentrations in public policy and intellectual property. Pokuaa was honored by Radio One's WKYS as a 2016 DMV 30 Under 30 Honoree. In 2018, Pokuaa recieved recognition from the Prince George's County Innovation Fund as a Forty Under 40 Honoree.