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TEAM MEMBERS

Revolution Starts Here

 
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GREYSON TAYLOR

Director

Greyson Taylor is one of the original co-founders and the director of African American Reconstruction. He is a fourth-generation Arizona native and a fourth-generation ASU graduate from W.P. Carey School of Business. Greyson is currently a graduate student-athlete at Grand Canyon University pursuing an MBA. Greyson helped found AAR because his goal is to see the black community become self-sufficient and prosper.

DARIANA BROWN

Assistant Director

Dariana Brown serves as the Executive Assistant to the Director and she is also the head of Outreach. She was born in Delaware, has lived in Japan, and currently resides in California. She is also a student at ASU majoring in sports science and performance programming. Her goal with AAR is to create avenues for success for African American youth nationwide.

CHARLES GBEKIA

Chief Fundraising Officer

Born in West Africa, Charles and his family immigrated to the US when he was 5 years old, fleeing a Civil War in Liberia. He is one of the original co-founders of AAR and serves roles as the Director of Fundraising and Economic Development for African American Reconstruction. He is currently pursuing a degree in Global Politics at ASU. Charles's goal for founding AAR stems from his roots; he believes in Empowering Generations and inspiring others through impactful stories of overcoming obstacles.

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ELIJAH JENKINS

Marketing Director

Elijah Jenkins is currently a first-year at the University of Chicago, majoring in Economics and Comparative Race and Ethnic Studies. After college Elijah hopes to attend law school, and eventually become a judge. Elijah joined AAR to help create long-lasting impacts within the Black community in Arizona and firmly believes AAR will accomplish these goals.