Rose Aka-James is the National Membership Manager at Black Mamas Matter Alliance. In her role she manages relationships with BMMA partners and programming for Black Maternal Health Week, Black Maternal Health Conference along other organizational culture shift initiatives. Rose has a Bachelor’s degree in Psychology from St. John’s University and a Masters in Global Public Health from New York University. Her passion for health equity, social justice, and human rights has led her to a career working in the fields of HIV/AIDS research, Sexual/Reproductive Health education, and Maternal health programming domestically and abroad in Ghana, West Africa. In her spare time, Rose enjoys reading, listening to music, cooking and spending time with her family traveling.