Akua Nkansah-Amankra is a research assistant and PhD student at the Rossier School of Education at the University of Southern California. Their research interests include school discipline, restorative justice, quantitative criticalism, and liberatory education. Nkansah-Amankra was previously a research assistant with Outlier Research & Evaluation and the Gold Literature Review Project. They also served as copresident of the Minority Association of Premedical Students with the Student National Medical Association. Nkansah-Amankra received their BA in biology/biological sciences from the University of Chicago.