Kadja Manuel

Kadja Manuel

Trenton City Council, At-large, NJ

Kadja is a proud Trenton native and serves as the Senior Program Specialist at Withum. Previously, Kadja served as the Community Engagement Manager for Garden State Equality.

Kadja also served in the U.S. Army for 6 years with a Military Occupational Specialty of a Human Resources Specialist where he has held the titles of Public Affairs Officer, Human Resources Officer, and Executive Administrative Supervisor. Kadja has been involved with the LGBTQ Rights movement since 2013 and has been a part of several community events and panels worldwide to shed light on the experiences of LGBTQ people of color.

Kadja’s passion is to help improve the lives and circumstances of marginalized communities including, but not limited to, the African American, Latinx, LGBTQ, and Developmental Disability communities. Kadja is a Veterans of Foreign Wars (VFW) New Jersey Member-at-Large, a member of Mercer County Young Democrats, and a New Leaders Council Fellow. Kadja was also elected to serve as the 3rd Vice President of the Trenton Branch NAACP where he also Chairs the Armed Services & Veteran Affairs Committee and is the founding Chair of the LGBTQ Committee.