Briyana Mondesir

About Briyana >

Briyana (she/her) is currently a junior at Washington and Lee University in Lexington, Virginia. She has been involved with Students for Educational Justice (SEJ) since before its inception as, first, their Social Media Specialist, Program Coordinator, Program Adviser, and finally as the Deputy Director. She decided to stick around for so long not only because nowhere else would hire her, but because she is passionate about the work that SEJ is doing.

 

Growing up, Briyana never saw herself represented in her school’s curriculum which caused her to be ashamed of her identity as a black person. She doesn’t want this to be the narrative of other students of color. Thus, she is adamant about schools teaching a more representational and truthful history.

 

Outside of SEJ, Briyana dedicates her time to schoolwork, reading and writing, and hanging out with friends.