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Yaa-Hemaa Obiri-Yeboah is a Trade Commissioner in the Pacific Regional Office of Global Affairs Canada. She was selected as a Rhodes Scholar in 2003 and graduated from the University of Oxford with two Master's degrees in English Literature and Women’s Studies. She graduated from the University of British Columbia with an English Honours B.A. as a Wesbrook Scholar. While a public servant by day, by night Yaa-Hemaa is a jazz and soul singer-songwriter. Her debut EP, “Come Hear My Voice” was released in 2016. She has also published articles focused on race and immigrant issues in Huffington Post and New Canadian Media and has supported organizations focused on education and radicalized youth.