Tunmise Fawole, Planning and Facilitating Co-Chair
My name is Tunmise Fawole, and I am the Co-Chair of UMOJA. I am currently a junior studying Health and Societies and minoring in Chemistry. Aside from the being the Social Justice Director of the Undergraduate Assembly, I am also a Peer Advisor for the College, involved in a lot of faith based groups on campus, and a sister of alpha Kappa Delta Phi International Sorority, Inc. I am really interested in issues that affect diversity in academic affairs, racial relations, open and gender equality. Please reach out to me with any issues you might have, I am here to help!
Sydney Rodriguez, Planning and Facilitating Co-Chair
Hello! My name is Sydney Rodriguez and I serve as Co-Chair of UMOJA. I am currently a sophomore in Wharton planning to pursue an individualized concentration in entertainment while minoring in both Cinema Studies and Africana Studies. Aside from serving as your advocate and resource on the UMOJA board, I am also a member of the African American Arts Alliance (4A) and Students Organizing for Unity and Liberation (SOUL). I am invested in strengthening our communities through service and generating inclusive spaces for all students at Penn. I can't wait to see what we, the black students of the University of Pennsylvania, will achieve together.
Victoria Brown, Political Chair
My name is Victoria Brown, and I am the Political Chair of UMOJA. I am currently a freshman studying Finance and Statistics. In addition to UMOJA, I'm involved in the Nominations and Elections Committee, the Black Wharton Undergraduate Association, and the Wharton Investment and Trading Group. I also volunteer with the University City Hospitality Coalition. I am really interested in race relations on and off campus, gender equality, and LGBTQIA rights. Please contact me with any issues or questions you might have, I'm always available to help.
Maryam Alausa, Internal Affairs Chair
My name is Maryam Alausa and I am the Internal Affairs Chair of UMOJA. I am a freshman in the college planning to study Health and Societies and minor in Statistics. I am the Historian for African Rhythms Drum and Dance Troupe, a photographer for the Daily Pennsylvanian, a member of Penn Muslim Students Association, GlobeMed and MAPS. In my free time I enjoy taking photos and blogging (mystic-musings.com)--shameless promo! I am humbled and excited to serve on the UMOJA board and I am excited to offer Black Penn all we have to offer!
Tonna Obaze, Admissions Chair
My name is Tonna Obaze, and I am the Admissions Chair of UMOJA. I am currently a freshman in the College of Arts and Sciences studying Biology on the Pre-Med track. I enjoy being very involved in multiple spheres of Penn’s campus as student representative on the Undergraduate Assembly, a student employee in the Penn Undergraduate Admissions Office, and as a member of the Penn Mock Trial Team, SPEC-TRUM, and MAPS. I believe that Penn is an amazing institution that is constantly looking to improve itself. By working with current undergraduate students and opening the door to future undergraduates of color I do believe Penn can prosper even in more in the areas of diversity, advocacy, and equality.
Briana Johnson, Programming Chair
My name is Briana Johnson, and I am currently serving as the Programming Chair of UMOJA. I am a Sophomore in the Wharton School intending to concentrate in Multinational Management, Legal Studies, and Finance with a minor in the College in French Studies. My interests include entrepreneurial management, world politics, and tennis. During my time as Programming Chair I will do my absolute best to extend myself as a resource to UMOJA constituent groups as well as the Penn community at large.
Anye Wanki, Finance Chair
Hello! My name is Anye Wanki, and I am a sophomore in Wharton planning to concentrate in Finance and Legal Studies. I was born and raised in Cameroon but currently reside in Colorado Springs, Colorado. My unique experiences as a military kid who is constantly relocating have taught me to embrace change, adapt to different circumstances, and embrace different culture. Aside from UMOJA, I am also the the VP of Finance for BWUA, and volunteer with Big Brothers Big Sisters. When not focusing on my studies, you are likely to find me playing or watching basketball. I am humbled and honored to have opportunity to serve the black community at Penn as the Finance chair of UMOJA. Feel free to reach out to me if you have any questions or concerns.
Calvary Rogers, Correspondent
My name is Calvary Rogers, and I am the Correspondent of UMOJA. I am currently a freshman studying PPE (Political Science, Philosophy, and Economics) and minoring in Africana Studies. Outside of the track team, I am the Chair of Advocacy of Penn Against Gun Violence and am involved in various groups that invest in social justice. Specifically, I am very attentive to gender equality, racial relations, LBGTQ issues, and intersections between religious groups. Feel free to contact me if you have any issues, thoughts, or ideas!