Keonnie Igwe is an Education Research Analyst at Democracy Forward.

Prior to joining Democracy Forward, Keonnie worked at Griffin & Strong, P.C. managing disparity studies and supporting other research projects on actualizing racial and gender equity in school districts, counties, and states across the country. She has also worked for the Georgia Appleseed Center for Law & Justice and the Southern Education Foundation partnering with local stakeholders and using research to advocate for educational equity for marginalized children.

After earning her B.S. in psychology at Georgia Southern University, Keonnie spent the first years of her career teaching middle and high school English in Louisiana. She resides in Atlanta where she uses her free time to write about the intersection of race, faith and politics and play tabletop Magic the Gathering.