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Hussainatu Blake is a visionary Senior Executive with 15+ years of career experience  working in student affairs, adult education and higher education. She also has over 10+ years of supervisory experience in program management and personnel management. Dr. Blake’s professional experience includes founding and leading Focal Point Global, a transnational organization whose mission is to empower underserved youth through education. She is currently an adjunct professor of business and law at Baltimore City Community College and the Partnerships Director for BookNook, Inc., based in San Francisco.

Languages include English, West African Pidgin, German, and Mopkwe. 



Academic Degrees

J.D./Law, 2013 | Atlanta’s John Marshall Law School

MA/International Policy Studies, 2006 | Middlebury Institute of International Studies

BA/International Relations & German, 2004 | Tufts University


Creator & Co-Host, “Twinfold with Hassa and Hussa,” Online Education webseries, 2018-present, https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCnPww9nDwoLVTOCohAUihqQ 

Speaker, “Expanding Beyond the Imagination: Creating an Interactive Classroom,” Presentation at EduTech Africa, October 13-15, 2020 (Johannesburg, South Africa)

Speaker, “Equity and Access to Immersive Technology in Education,” VR/AR Global Summit ONLINE Conference+Expo, September 16-18, 2020

Author, “Ed2Tech STRs for Resilient Education: How to Get Started,” LinkedIn, July 7, 2020

Author, “Immersive Technology + K-12 Education: Time for high- quality content,” Immersive Directory AR/VR/MR, January 2020 https://immersivedirectory.com/immersive-technology-k-12-education-time-for-high-quality-content/ 

Presenter, “Global Initiatives and Trends, and Learning or Leadership Strategies,” Presentation at EduTech Africa, October 9-10, 2018 (Johannesburg, South Africa)

Panelist, “Educational Development in Africa,” Africa Trade & Investment Global Summit 2018, June 24-26, 2018 (Washington DC) http://atigs2018.com/panelists-moderators/ 

Author, “Importance of female participation in employment & entrepreneurship programs,” Global Campaign for Education (US) Action Blog, October 19th, 2016 http://campaignforeducationusa.org/blog/detail/importance-of-female-participation-in-employment-entrepreneurship-programs 

Keynote Speaker, “Action, Tenacity and Collaboration,” Southern Regional Model United Nations Conference, November 19, 2015 (Atlanta, GA) https://issuu.com/ethanparkerdesign/docs/srmunprogram_atlanta2015_final_sing 

Author, “Developing A Generation of Young Employed Leaders,” Global Campaign for Education (US) Action Blog, January 6th, 2015 http://campaignforeducationusa.org/blog/detail/developing-a-generation-of-young-employed-leaders  

Panelist, “Africa 2.0: New Age Solution,” New York University Africa Economic Forum, April 26, 2014, (New York, NY) http://nyuafricaforum.com/technology-panel

Panelist, “Celebrating Philanthropy in Emerging Economies,” Global Donors Forum, January 31, 2014 (Washington DC)

Speaker, Focal Point Global, TEDxEmory Speaker Series, November 7, 2013 (Atlanta, GA) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qPKZR_1zqkM 

Author, “Fostering Global Partnerships through Education & Technology,” July 7, 2012 https://obamawhitehouse.archives.gov/blog/2012/07/06/fostering-global-partnerships-through-education-technology