Barbara Ehimika

Barbara Ehimika

Legislative Director, behimika@upforgrowth.org

National Team

Barbara Camille Ehimika is the Legislative Director at Up for Growth and is responsible for leading Up for Growth Action's federal advocacy and lobbying efforts.

Barbara has over a decade of experience in issue advocacy, policy development experience, campaign strategy, and policy communications. Prior to joining Up for Growth, Barbara was a Legislative Representative at the Transportation Trades Department at AFL-CIO overseeing the organization’s policy rail efforts and priorities on budget and appropriations for all modes of transportation as well as managing the PAC. She also served as a Federal Relations Manager at the American Petroleum Institute, an Associate at Strategic Marketing Innovations, and a Special Assistant to Senator Barbara Boxer (D-CA).

Barbara received her B.A. in Political Science from LeMoyne College in 2006 and M.A. in Global Security from Johns Hopkins University in 2012.

Originally from Boston, Barbara lives in Washington, DC with her husband and three kids: Jonah, Justus, and Camille. In her spare time, she enjoys traveling, being active, reading and listening to podcasts.