Ghadah Makoshi


Community Advocate


Advocacy & Policy


She, Her, Hers

Ghadah Makoshi joined the ACLU of Pennsylvania in February 2019 as a community advocate focusing on school policing reform in South West PA. She brings over 5 years of experience advocating for inclusive, quality education for all students as well as an end to overly punitive discipline practices that push students out of school and into the juvenile justice system. In October 2019, Ghadah helped develop the ACLU-PA report, Police & Pennsylvania's Schools: What Education Leaders Need to Know. And in September 2020, she co-authored a report with other members of the Black Girls Equity Alliance (BGEA) entitled, Disrupting Pathways to Juvenile Justice for Black Youth in Allegheny County. She has a bachelor's degree in English literature, an MBA in marketing, and a master's in international management. (Pittsburgh)