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TEAM MEMBERS

Revolution Starts Here

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GREYSON TAYLOR

Director

Greyson Taylor is a founding member and the Director of AAR. As a fourth-generation Arizona native and a fourth-generation graduate of Arizona State University's W.P. Carey School of Business, he brings a deep-rooted connection to his community. Additionally, Greyson holds an MBA from Grand Canyon University, where he excelled as a track and field student-athlete. He founded AAR with the vision of promoting self-sufficiency and prosperity within the Black community.

DARIANA BROWN

Assistant Director

Dariana Brown,  serves as the Assistant Director of African American Reconstruction. She was born on the East Coast but raised all over the world due to her military upbringing. Dariana is a recent graduate of The College of Health Solutions at Arizona State University. She will be getting her Master’s degree in Athletic Training from the University of Idaho. Dariana’s 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

Chief Operating Officer

Elijah Jenkins is a third-year student at the University of Chicago, where he serves as the Student Body President. Passionate about social justice and the economic development of marginalized communities, Elijah has gained valuable experience through internships with the U.S. State Department, the UChicago Law Global Human Rights Clinic, and various nonprofit organizations. He is dedicated to creating lasting, positive change within the Black community in Arizona and is confident that AAR will help achieve these goals.

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