Board President: Ugonna Nwabueze ’18 Ugonna Nwabueze is an English Major pursuing certificates in African, African American Studies and Theater. She is the recipient of Princeton University’s Alex Adam Award 2017, A.Scott Berg Fellowship 2017, and the A.Scott Berg Fellowship 2016. Passionate about creating opportunities for the often overlooked and marginalized black talent at Princeton, she has developed initiatives in partnership with the Program in Theater to cultivate and support Black student artists. She is stoked to be leading the Revival Period of BAC|Drama and can’t wait to give student artists of color a huge platform to create, explore and experiment with theater making! Vice President: Joy Dartey ’18 Joy is a Sociology major pursuing certificates in African Studies and African American Studies. On campus she serves on the Student Advisory Board of the University’s Community Based Learning Initiative, works as a Peer Career Advisor and is an office assistant for Princeton University Preparatory Program. In the past, she has also served as a senior writer for the “Street” section of the Daily Princetonian. She is excited about joining the board of BAC Drama and looks forward to contributing towards the production and celebration of Black art in the Princeton community! Business Manger: Rachelle Jacques ’18 Rachelle Jacques is a Haitian American student in the Princeton class of 2018 focusing on Race and Public Policy in the African American Studies department. Rachelle is very passionate about giving back to her community and she has served as a Head Fellow for Matriculate and Scholars Institute Fellows Program, two programs committed to ensuring students acceptance and well-being on college campuses. Moreover, Rachelle loves to support endeavors in the Black community. She has worked with BeautyLynk, a Black-owned make-up service, as a business development manager, where she helped create a program policy to achieve the company’s goal. As a new member of the BAC Drama board, she is very excited to serve as the Business Manager because she has always had a strong interest in Black arts and she is committed to contributing to the work that BAC Drama does to showcase Black arts on Princeton campus! Special Projects Coordinator: Adetobi Moses ’18 She’s an English Major pursuing an African American Studies Certificate. She is a member of the Undergraduate Advisory Board for the Center for African American Studies, bakes cookies at Murray Dodge :)(: and works at the Carl A Field Center! As a member of the BAC|Drama board, she is looking forward to amplifying and helping to orchestrate productions that celebrate Black Art and talent on campus! Publicity Chair: Cierra Robson, hailing from Boston, Massachusetts, is concentrating in African-American Studies with a certificate in Global Health and Health Policy. She is most interested in the ways in which racial and gender identities intersect under the gaze science and technology. In addition to her role on the BAC| Drama Board, she is a member of the Undergraduate Board of Advisors for the African-American Studies Department, an appointed member of the Undergraduate Student Government’s Diversity and Equity Committee, and the Project Leader for the Community House After School Program (CHASA), and the Co Editor-in Chief of The Stripes, an online and print publication surrounding minority identity and experience on Princeton’s campus. She especially loves reading African American literature, and has recently become infatuated with plays written by Black playwrights on Broadway after watching The Color Purple, Jitney and Fences. For this reason, she is excited to work on the BAC| Drama Board, and to bring plays of this sort to Princeton’s campus. Secretary: Rasheeda Saka ’20 Rasheeda is a first-year student who is pursuing a concentration in Neuroscience or Molecular Biology with a possible certificate in Creative Writing. On campus she is a student DJ for New Jersey’s only radio station WPRB and is an Advising Fellow for Matriculate, a college access program for high-achieving, low-income high school students. Since her arrival on campus last semester, Rasheeda has always been captivated with Princeton’s BAC| Drama so as historian, she is most excited about learning its history and sharing Black art with the Princeton community! Senior Representative: Nicole Acheampong ’17 Nicole is a Senior Representative for BAC|Drama who hails from Boston, MA. She is a senior in the Comparative Literature department with certificates in Creative Writing and African Studies. In her time at Princeton, she has acted and directed and was introduced to BAC|Drama when she performed in For Colored Girls… her sophomore year. She is so grateful that this group provides an essential space for black creativity and expression, and she is incredibly excited about the range of projects to come! Senior Representative: Edwin Rosales ’17 Edwin is originally from Guatemala but now lives in Norwalk, CT. He is a senior in the English department with certificates in Creative Writing, Latin American Studies and Theater. For his senior theses, Edwin wrote a collection of short stories about a Guatemalan family struggling to find their footing after moving to American, as well as a new play, Spring on Fire, based on stories from the Guatemalan Civil War and the Maya tradition. On campus, Edwin works and volunteers for various education groups, working specially with the ESL community in Princeton High School and Trenton. His post-graduation plans include teaching 5th Grade English and Language Arts in a Los Angeles middle school, as well as founding the school’s theater program. Edwin is most excited to facilitate the transition of leadership for BAC drama, and hopes to return to campus over the years to see the company’s growth in productions, telling stories that are not overlooked on our campus and American stages. Senior Representative: John (Jay) Silvanus Wilson ‘17Jay is a Philosophy major. On campus he serves as a SHARE Peer, a four-year-long brother to his dear little brother in Big Brother Big Sister, and a research assistant for Professor Gayle Salamon in the English Department. Jay is excited to join the board of BAC Drama as a senior and he looks forward to supporting Ugonna Nwabueze’s vision of Black Arts as a force majeure at Princeton University.