Rikkia leads WAND’s Women Legislators’ Lobby (WiLL) program, developing strategic approaches to educate state policymakers on issues concerning national security, demilitarization, the federal budget, and the domestic impacts of endless war. Prior to joining WAND, Rikkia served as the Director of Policy and Advocacy at Truman Center for National Policy and Truman National Security Project where she oversaw the organization’s state-level advocacy work and supported Truman’s efforts and presence on Capitol Hill.
Rikkia holds a B.A. in Political Science and a B.S. in Economics from North Carolina A&T State University, and a Master’s in Public Administration from Strayer University.
Expertise: Activism and Advocacy, Government Relations, Human Rights, Issue-Based Campaigning, Movement Building, National Security, Policy Analysis