Soror Cooper is a junior from Houston, Texas, studying Biology. Soror Cooper is a proud member of the Stanford Gospel Choir and is really passionate about music and theater. She enjoys doing lots of premed activities as well. She is an active member of H.EL.P. for Kids, and the Stanford Black Premed Organization. Currently, Cooper is a research assistant in a lab at Stanford Medical School doing research on child brain tumors. In the future, Cooper hopes to become a pediatric neurologist and provide services to underserved population. She is also interested in health policy and figuring out how to make healthcare more affordable and available.
Soror Akerele is a junior studying Science, Technology, and Society from Los Angeles and Lagos, Nigeria. Having been accepted into the 2 year Investment Banking program called The Cardinal Fund, Soror Akerele is one of 30 analysts and looks forward to managing and investing $1,000,000 portfolio of Stanford Student Enterprises with her team. During her sophomore year, Soror Akerele served as Co-president of the Stanford African Students Association and President of the Afrobeats African Dance Team, an organization she founded during her freshman year. Her other involvements include Management Leadership for Tomorrow (MLT), Sponsors for Educational Opportunity (SEO), Pacific Free Clinic, independent research in Ghana and England concerning global mental health and politics, and CS + Social Good. Following college, Soror Akerele plans to work in Public Finance Investment Banking with government institutions and nonprofit organizations such as hospitals in raising capital. Through such deals, she intends to help build sustainable economic infrastructure for hospitals, schools, and more by also advising her clients on maintaining such projects. She enjoys dancing, singing, fashion, makeup, and spending time with family and is a resident computer consultant in Crothers Memorial dorm.
Soror Ross is a senior from New Orleans, Louisiana. Upon graduating in 2017, Soror Ross will have finished Stanford’s coterminal program in Communication receiving both her BA in AAAS and MA in Communication in four years. At Stanford, Ross has participated in service activities through the Sexual Health Peer Resource Center, and as a peer counselor she provided support and information on sexual and reproductive health. She is also a member of the Black Family Gathering Committee, and , through this organization, works with a diverse group of students to plan Stanford’s annual Blackfest. Additionally, she aspires to be a changemaker in the black community. While not entirely sure how that change will manifest, whether it be through working at a non-profit organization, creating art that uplifts the black community, or becoming a doula who serves incarcerated women, Soror Ross will strive to have a positive impact on the communities of which she is a part.
Soror Green is a junior from Camden, New Jersey. In the fall of her junior year, she was an exchange student at Spelman College. During her time there, she will be examining the psychological impact of attending a predominately black institution. Upon her return, she will serve as the Secretary of the Black Student Union and continue her role as a student liaison at the Hume Center for Writing and Speaking. Her other involvements include Black Family Gathering Committee, which puts on the annual Blackfest Concert, and Leland Scholars Program. In her free time, she enjoys being with her family, talking about education equality and black liberation. She was recently accepted to the Delta Leadership Academy. In the future, Soror Green plans to work in an educational field, potentially being superintendent of the Camden City School District. Green will devote her life to fighting for educational equality so that underrepresented and marginalized people will have access to quality education.
Financial Secretary, Winter Chair
Soror Forbes is a member of the Varsity Track and Field team, social chair for the student organization Black and Queer at Stanford, as well as a co-founder of The Black Feminist Collective. Forbes has also volunteered with the Transgender Genderqueer Intersex Justice Program. Her academic interests include the study of love for social change, Black Feminist theory, and Black Queer theory. She strives to embody these political and social frameworks in all realms of her life. Forbes is interested in mental health issues and self-care practices, visual canvas and street art, outdoor activities, and animals. She plans to attend graduate school, and to eventually become an educator and community change agent with a focus on Black and Brown marginalized peoples struggling towards liberation.
Winter week chair
Soror Agbeo is a junior at Stanford from Chicago, IL, and Ghana studying African and African American Studies. During her sophomore year, she was Co-president and founding member of Akwaaba, Ghanaian Student Association, and a Co- Chair for the Cultural Show Planning Committee in the Stanford Afrikan Student Association. She has also been involved with the East Palo Alto Stanford Academy Mentoring/Tutoring, Black Student Union, and the Black Feminist Collective. She currently staffs at the Black Community Services Center as an agent to create space for community building. Her ultimate goal is to contribute in the self sufficiency of Afrikah and people of Afrikan descent. One avenue is through water access and equality. Agbeo also aspires to improve the quality of education in disenfranchised communities in order to interrupt the success of the prison industrial complex. During her free time, Agbeo enjoys writing and performing spoken word poetry, theatre, going on road trips, engaging in conversations about the state of blackness and the role that we all play in both the success and destruction of the community. She also enjoys reading literary work by black authors, walks on the beach, and cooking. Agbeo plans to pursue a graduate degree in Diasporic studies in order to further advance her fluency in the Afrikan Diasporic language of liberation.
Journalist, May Week Chair
Soror Jones is a junior from Chapel Hill, North Carolina studying Product Design with a minor in African and African-American Studies. She is passionate about the inclusion of minority students in STEM fields, and currently serves as the secretary of the Society of Black Scientists and Engineers, a student organization designed to build a community of black engineers and connect them with prominent job and internship opportunities. Other involvements include Black Family Gathering Committee, Black Youth Teams Engineering Success, Women and Youth Supporting Each Other, and working at the Black House. Her combined passions for engineering, people of color, and sustainable practices have compelled Soror Jones to pursue a career advocating for Climate Justice. Soror Jones plans to make the sustainability movement more inclusive of POC by creating technologies that mitigate the pernicious effects that climate change has on predominately low-income, minority spaces around the world. Outside of her academic and extracurricular commitments, her hobbies include watching movies, traveling, graphic design, and walking around barefoot.
Soror Ovienmhada is a junior from Keller, Texas, studying Mechanical Engineering. She is the program chair for the Society of Black Scientists and Engineers and the Community Service chair for BYTES, a technical skills mentoring organization designed to provide opportunities for engineers to build projects outside of typical schoolwork. Soror Ovienmhada is also a research assistant in the IRIS lab for Sustainable Product Design and a proud member of Stanford Women’s Rugby. Her professional interests revolve around design and manufacturing, smart technology, STEM education, and sustainability. Ovienmhada believes that everyone deserves equal, affordable, and sustainable access to basic needs and technology, such as clean water and sustainable transportation. She wants to use the privilege she has of an amazing education to engineer for social good. In her free time, she enjoys painting, listening to music, and finding hidden gems on Netflix.
Webmaster, Spring Chair
Soror Yusuf is a junior from Arlington, Virginia studying International Relations. She is currently a Program Assistant at the Center for African Studies. Additionally, she is on the leadership team for the Black Student Union, the Black Family Gathering Committee, and the Muslim Student Union. Her hobbies also include photography and listening to music. She is passionate about human rights, and issues regarding the African diaspora. Following Stanford, Yusuf will pursue a Master’s degree and wants to effect change in whatever career she finds herself in. She also hopes to become fluent in Arabic, and travel to over 100 countries in her life.
Fall Chair, Publicity Chair