A Leader Who Delivers Results for Our Community
As a native of Dallas, Texas, and a Garland, Texas, resident, Uduak Nkanga attended George Washington Carver Elementary and Brandenburg Middle School before graduating from Lakeview Centennial High School College and Career Magnet. Nkanga has dedicated her time, voice, and energy to fighting for what is best for the 113th District. As a 16-year-old activist, she began speaking up against social injustice and civil rights. As the daughter of a strong immigrant mother from Nigeria, her mother instilled hard work, leadership, and ambition in her from an early age.
During her first year of college, Nkanga attended Jarvis Christian College on a cross country and track scholarship, later transferring to the University of North Texas where she earned a Bachelor's degree in Criminal Justice and Political Science.
The Discover Law Program has selected Nkanga to serve at Saint Louis University School of Law (SLU). Selected for induction into the National Black Law Student Association, was a Pre-Law Undergraduate Scholar, and was a Presidential Scholar. In addition to her work as a public communications associate for a presidential campaign, she recently was invited to serve on the Just Say YES Youth Advisory Board, where she also served as a mentor. Just Say YES is a program that aims to equip students to say yes to their dreams and goals and no to destructive choices. For Uduak, the program helped shape and perfect her leadership skills for the betterment of the community.
Earlier this year, Nkanga was awarded the first annual Keith Davis U-Turn Award, named after former NFL player and motivational speaker Keith Davis. Additionally, she serves as President of the Dallas chapter of the National Congress of Black Women. A non-profit organization dedicated to educating the youth on the responsibilities of citizenship and the importance of participating in the political process, creating a safe environment for black women to use their voice in leadership.
Nkanga, who grew up in District 113th, understands what the district needs and aims to be the best representative for it.