Anya Booker (She/hER/hERs)
Lead Coordinator for Black Academic Excellence
Anya is the coordinator for the black Academic Excellence Center at Cal Poly. She has devoted her life to the excellence and growth of black students in higher education.
Master of Fine Arts- American Film Institute
Master of Fine Arts- Antioch University, Los Angeles
Bachelor of Arts - University of California, Berkeley
“If I didn’t define myself for myself, I would be crunched into other people’s fantasies for me and eaten alive.” – Audre Lorde
Americorps VIP Fellow
Audre Smikle is an AmeriCorps VIP Fellow serving at the Black Academic Excellence Center (BAEC) at Cal Poly. Audre is used to fighting institutional racism and antiblackness in every space she enters and uses her privilege a to create space for others like her. She realizes the importance of providing meaningful support and resources to students who need help navigating predominately white institutions and is committed to creating safe spaces for Black identifying students on Cal Poly’s campus. With her beautiful nonlinear brain Audre focuses on serving her community and pushing towards a better future.
A lover of art, poetry and creation, Audre spends her free time creating as much as possible while focusing on building a sustainable future where Black and Brown people cannot just survive, but also THRIVE. She enjoys eating tasty food, reading afro-futurism, and to be quite honest, any sci-fi or fantasy (the bar is low people). You can find her in BAEC, listening to music, talking to students or leading programs.
Bachelor of Arts - Cal Poly, SLO
“I am aware that I am rare”
Kianah Corey (She/hER/hERs)
Hello everyone, I am Kianah Corey and I am a Child Development major at Cal Poly. I strive to be the best version of myself so that I can provide the best support for others. I am also a student athlete here at Cal Poly and I have high hopes to assist all Black students, especially other Black student athletes.