What is ADA?
The African Diaspora Alliance (ADA) was founded by two Baltimore activists who experienced first hand the lack of opportunities for black youth to study abroad, and the absence of African Diaspora history in public and private school curriculums. As a solution to these disparities, The African Diaspora Alliance was created to help enlighten, expose, and engage individuals with the diversity and beauty of the African Diaspora. The youth study abroad program is one of many initiatives the organization has to better connect the African Diaspora.
MEET THE TEAM
Moriah completed her undergraduate career at the University of Maryland College Park where she studied Government and Politics with a minor in International Development and Conflict Management. While a student Moriah was a major community organizer on her campus. Moriah has had various travel opportunities throughout the globe studying and researching peoples of the African Diaspora. She has traveled to numerous countries but most recently Cuba and Costa Rica.
Jasmine holds a B.A with honors in African and Black Diaspora Studies and Peace, Justice, and Conflict Studies with a concentration in International Studies from DePaul University, Chicago, IL. After graduating in 2015, Jasmine lived in Havana for three months where the seeds for African Diaspora Alliance were first planted. She has had extensive travel and research opportunities to study the African Diaspora from her travels to over 13 countries throughout Africa, Southeast Asia, the Caribbean and Europe.
HAVANA ops. MANAGER
dr. YARITZA AZCUY m.d.
Yaritza is a proud Afro-Cuban physician from Havana, Cuba where she currently practices. While she was a student in medical school she co-founded an organization that connected the African Diaspora students at the Latin American School of Medicine in Cuba. The student led group facilitated successful events bringing together the various countries of the Diaspora that are represented at the school. She is responsible for assisting ADA in organizing educational programs in Havana.
Maya Rodriguez graduated from University of Maryland Baltimore County with a B.F.A. in Visual Arts and Writing. A graphic/web designer by trade and editor by default, Maya has worked with artists, entrepreneurs, non profits, musicians, etc. on content that was original and inspired. Her work has been featured in Miami New Times, AfroPunk.com, and GumRoad. When she is not in DC, you can find her on somebody’s airline. Her favorite country so far is Cuba, that is where she first met Moriah and Jasmine, and fell in love with the mission of ADA.