Meet the Eboard


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Stephanie Tavares

President

tavarste@bu.edu

Year: 2021
School: College of Arts and Sciences
Major: Political Science
Hometown: Pawtucket, RI
A cartoon character that describes me best would definitely be Susie Carmichael because I used to wear my hair in three braids like her and she loves babies.
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Marc-Erwin Djomo Tchienda

Vice President

djomome@bu.edu

Year: 2021
School: College of Arts and Sciences
Major: Economics
Hometown: Greenburgh, NY
A cartoon character that describes me best would definitely be Mack Mackenzie from the show Daria because of our alter egos.
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Menen Crawlle

Secretary

mcrawlle@bu.edu

Year: 2022
School: College of Arts and Sciences
Major: Sociology Minor: African American Studies
Hometown:
A cartoon character that describes me best would definitely be Penny Proud. I don’t really watch much cartoons but Proud Family was one of my favorite shows growing up. Penny is smart and talented and loves to hang out with her friends, just like me!
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Angel Wamae

Events Member

awamae@bu.edu

Year: Junior 2021
School: College of Arts and Sciences
Major: Political Science
Minor: African American Studies
Hometown: Plano, TX
A cartoon character that describes me best would definitely be Spongebob - Spongebob was my favorite cartoon growing up! I don’t take life too seriously and I would say I'm determined, loyal and fun loving.
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Raquel Joseph

Web Tech

raquelj@bu.edu

Year: 2023
School: College of Arts and Sciences
Major: Computer Science
Hometown: Brooklyn, NY
A cartoon character that describes me best would definitely be Asami from Legend of Korra because she's a quick thinker (and because she's one of my favorite characters of all time).
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Emmanuel Messele

PR Member

emessele@bu.edu

Year: 2023
School: College of Arts and Sciences
Major: Sociology (Pre-Med)
Hometown: Boston, MA
If I could choose a cartoon character that describes me, I would pick Simba from The Lion King because Simba values family and he learns to be a responsible leader.
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Ginise Murphy

PR Chair

ginise@bu.edu

Year: 2023
School: College of Arts and Sciences
Major: Biology (Pre-Med)
Minor: Chemistry and Spanish
Hometown: Brooklyn, NY
I’d like to say my favorite cartoon character is Missy from Big Mouth because as the show progressed, she became more empowering and began to recognize that she was worth more than just some little girl. I feel like I can resonate with her because over time I opened up more and started to embrace myself more than I used to.
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Isaiah Crayton

PR Member

isaiahc@bu.edu

Year: 2023
School: College of Arts and Sciences
Major: Neuroscience (Pre-Med)
Hometown: Bridgewater, Massachusetts
I would definitely be Steven Universe because he only wants to help everyone and always sees the good in people. Also, he loves to sing and people say my voice sounds like him.

Mission Statement

To create a healthy environment, for Black students and all individuals who are interested in black culture, which actively unites students, staff and alumni by providing pertinent educational, social, and community outreach programming.


History of Umoja

The organization was founded in 1967, at a time when African Americans across the country were mobilizing around civil rights. In its early years, members fought against racial injustice on campus and beyond. They protested the University’s lack of African American faculty in 1969 and created a legal defense fund the next year in support of activist Angela Davis, prosecuted for conspiracy involving the armed takeover of a Marin County, Calif., courtroom that left four people dead, and later acquitted in a federal trial. Today, the club’s mission is to support and represent black students both within and outside the University, as well as to educate the BU community about the black experience and promote unity through its forums and other events during the year.