Wanika Beatrice Fisher
Wanika Beatrice Fisher is a first-generation Nigerian and Indian-American who was born and raised in New York. She graduated from the University of Maryland in 2010 with a BA and received her law degree from Pennsylvania State University Dickinson School of Law in 2013. Wanika was elected as the first African-American and Asian female Graduate Student Body President of Pennsylvania State University. After graduation, Wanika worked as a political aide for gubernatorial candidate Doug Gansler and Jolene Ivey in the Maryland democratic primary for Governor 2014. Then she went on to work at the Prince George’s County Council for District 2. Wanika then served as the Policy and Constituent Director for State Senator Victor Ramirez, Maryland’s District 47. Currently, Wanika is an Assistant State’s Attorney with the Prince George’s County State’s Attorney’s Office. Wanika is active in her local community. As a member of Young Democrats of Prince George’s County, Wanika has helped to organize various outreach events for the 2016 election cycle. She is also a member of the 2017 cohort of the Planned Parenthood Developing Leaders Program which is a competitive nine-month program that brings together aspiring leaders in the reproductive health and justice movement. Wanika is also a member of the 2017 Emerge Maryland class, a democratic training program for women to seek elected office. She is a proud a member of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority Inc. and is a very active member of the Iota Gamma Omega chapter of Prince George’s County.