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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 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

Marketing Director

Elijah Jenkins is currently a first-year at the University of Chicago, majoring in Economics and Public Policy. After college Elijah hopes to receive his JD/MBA and engage in the economic development of marginalized communities. Elijah joined AAR to help create long-lasting impacts within the Black community in Arizona and firmly believes AAR will accomplish these goals.

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