Awa Diallo, President

Co-Founder

Awa Diallo is a senior at the University of Washington pursuing a Bachelor of Arts degree in Public Health - Global Health and a minor in Bioethics and Human Rights. She aspires to contribute to the development and sustainability of the health sector and the implementation of better international health policies. She is passionate about human rights and social equity advocacy across the field of Public Health and Global Health. As the current president of the African Youth Coalition, Awa hopes to increase the African diaspora community members and organizations engagement within and outside their respective communities. 

Abari Charles, Vice-President

Co-Founder

Abari Charles is a South Sudanese-American, who graduated with a bachelors degree at the University of Washington (UW) with honours in sociology and a minor in entrepreneurship and African studies. She believes that Africa as a whole and its people have the potential to reach great heights. Her strong passion for the African community has to lead her to various activities within the community from the Miss Africa Washington state pageant, developing research with refugees in Uganda, program manager for #morethanrefugees campaign, cofounder of the Sudogirl mentorship program to being a part of the founding board of the African Youth Coalition. Through her various work, Abari believes that great work can be done with unity, passion and planning.

Alvine Amelia Ngouonga

Public Relations Chair

Alvine Amelia Ngouonga is a senior at the University of Washington studying Medical Anthropology and Global Health. She is passionate about healthcare access for marginalized groups; especially that of Black Wxmen. She is currently serving as the Public Relations Chair of the African Youth Coalition. During her time with AYC, Alvine hopes to connect with more organizations that strive to connect all members of the diaspora.

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