Life After AAAS

African & African American Studies majors pursue a variety of professional pathways. Here are some of our lovely alumni.


Garry Mitchell, Class of 2013

PhD Candidate in Education at Harvard Graduate School of Education

Boston, MA


Gabriella Johnson, Class of 2017  

Policy Analyst at Acumen LLC

Washington, D.C.


Hope Burke, Class of 2014

Community Manager at Thread

Baltimore, Maryland


Shamika Goddard, Class of 2011

Master of Divinity concentrating in Technology and Ethics from Union Theological Seminary

Brooklyn, New York


Farris Blount, Class of 2014

PhD Student at Boston University School of Theology studying Practical Theology

Boston, MA


Kristen Powers, Class of 2016

Advocacy Coordinator, Southern Coalition for Social Justice

Saxapahaw, NC


Di’Vennci Lucas, Class of 2017

Law Enforcement Response Team Analyst at Facebook

Austin, TX


Jessie Schrantz, Class of 2017

Organizational Advancement Program Assistant at Be Strong Families

Chicago, IL


Other professional pathways pursed by our graduates


Director, Policy Development

Prudential Financial

Communications Manager

New York Foundation

Research Specialist

USC Annenberg Norman Lear Center Media Impact Project

Assistant Professor of Education

University of California, Riverside


Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher LLP

Mental Health Counselor

Seneca Family of Agencies



English Teacher

St. Ignatius College Preparatory

Outreach Coordinator

Upper Columbia Conference of Seventh Day Adventists

Associate, Marketing and Events

Atlantic Media Strategies

Community Development Specialist

Rockwood Leadership Institute

Legislative Aide

Office of Assemblyman David Gantt

Writer, Actress, Director, and Producer


Assistant Professor of African and African Diaspora Studies

University of Texas, Austin

Global Music Strategist


Clinical Associate and Instructor of Medicine

Boston University School of Medicine

Account Director

Carol H. Williams Advertising

Managing Attorney, Economic Advancement Program

Community Legal Services in East Palo Alto

Deputy Director of Workforce Development

City of Detroit

Sales Development Manager


Deputy Director of Executive Programs

California Department of Fair Employment and Housing

Affordable Housing Developer

Chicago Housing Authority

Actor, Writer, Director, and Producer

HBO, UTA, 3 Arts Entertainment

Senior Associate Attorney

Parkland Hospital

Data Scientist

Office of the New York State Attorney General

Field Distribution and Marketing Director


New Business and Brand Strategy

Intel Corporation