Afua Hirsch is a writer, broadcaster, and former barrister. She has worked as a journalist for The Guardian newspaper and as the Social Affairs and Education Editor for Sky News until 2017.

Hirsch studied Philosophy, Politics and Economics at St Peter’s College, Oxford. After her graduation with a Bachelor of Arts degree from Oxford University, she took the Graduate Diploma in Law at the BPP Law School.

Hirsch has worked in international development, law and journalism. She began working as a lawyer in criminal defence, public and international law. She then became a legal correspondent for The Guardian. She has lived in Britain and Senegal, and served as The Guardian’s West Africa correspondent, based in Accra, Ghana. From 2014 to 2017, she was the Social Affairs and Education Editor at Sky News.

We are proud of her achievement and we name her Most Influential 100 Class of 2018 Media and Culture category.