Ayanna Yonemura, Ph.D. serves as Intercontinental Publishers Ltd.’s Communications Director. A two-time Fulbright scholar, previously she devoted her professional time to university teaching, research and writing. She has taught writing at the university level.
Her writing has also resulted in several publications and over ten papers presented at academic conferences. Ayanna holds a Ph.D. from the University of California Los Angeles where she also earned a M.A. in African Studies. The American Collegiate Schools of Planning short-listed her Ph.D. thesis for its national dissertation award. Ayanna graduated with an honors B.A. thesis from the University of California Santa Cruz.
In February 2014, Ayanna Yonemura, Ph.D. joined Intercontinental Publishers, Ltd. (IPL) as the Communications Director. Along with her communications roles, she serves as an Associate Editor for this magazine and is part of the IPL team working on “Awesome,” the TV documentary show about engineering. Ayanna moved to Kenya in 2012 where her first job was directing linkages and international programs for a public university.