Meet the Staff

Trimaine Davis Coordinator

Coordinator: Trimaine Davis

Pronouns: He/Him/His
Email: trdavis@fullerton.edu
Number: (657) 278-3146
Biography: Hailing form Pittsburg, California, Trimaine serves as the Coordinator of the African American Resource Center (AARC). He has received a BA in Africana Studies and a Minor in Education from San Diego State University. Trimaine has also completed his graduate work in Educational Leadership & Policy Studies in Higher Education program at California State University, Northridge. Trimaine has a rich history working with students of color. Throughout his career, Trimaine has been a key contributor to the academic success of African American students. Since his years as an undergraduate, Trimaine has advocated for empowerment, equity inclusion, and social justice for students of color.

picture of erica claybrook, AARC Grad Assistant

Graduate Assistant: Erica Claybrook 

Pronouns: She/Her/Hers
Email: zz-ecookman@Exchange.FULLERTON.EDU

Position: Graduate Assistant  

Year: First year grad student  

Major: Masters of Science Higher Education  

Affiliation/s: Lambda Sigma Gamma Multicultural Sorority, Inc.  

Hobbies: Hiking, dancing, watching sports and volunteering at my local animal shelter    

Favorite thing about being Black: I love the originality and diversity found within our culture. Almost anything that's considered "popular" or "trendy" can be traced back to urban Blackness and it just shows how innovative we are! 

 

Yaa Asantewaa Faraji, a studnet lead for the AARC

Communications and Marketing Lead: Yaa Asantewaa Faraji

Pronouns: She/Her/Hers

Position: Communications & Marketing Lead Year: Senior Major: COMM - Advertising

Affiliation/s: Advertising Club (ADClub) Professional Poet via 'Pharaji Faraji'

Hobbies: My hobbies include traveling, writing and reading

Favorite thing about being Black: The resilience that we as a people have been equipped with; the universe has made it such that our people will always survive and thrive.

 

James Lessear, A student lead in the AARC

Community Engagement Lead: James Leassear  

Pronouns: He/Him/His

Year: Junior Major: Communications (Journalism) and Minor in Public Administration

Affiliation/s: APAC, AESA, NSBE, Titan TV

Hobbies: Watching sports, going to Dodgers games, listening to music

Favorite thing about being Black: My favorite thing about being black is being a part of a community/culture that has so much soul and style! Black people are trendsetters!

Shannon Carter

Community Success Lead: Shannon Carter

Pronouns:  She/Her/Hers

Year: Senior Major: Human Services: Mental Health Track

Affiliation: Member of the Human Services Student Association

Hobbies: I love eating, cooking, taking pictures, traveling, and trying new things (even if I suck at them).

Favorite thing about being Black: I believe my favorite thing about being black is my ability to stand out and be proud of who I am. I love how different and unique I am. I love the unique story I have because of my heritage and those that came before me

 

Daameonia Smith student lead of the AARC

Identity Development Lead: Daameonia Smith 

Year: 3rd Year Junior

Major: Psychology Minor in Art

Affiliation/s: Guardian Scholars

Hobbies: I love dancing, drawing, and anything music related

Favorite thing about being Black: My favorite thing about being Black is having so much culture. So much in fact, people want to be us. I love how we are able to persevere through any obstacle no matter the difficulty or severity. We still somehow always come out on top. There's nothing we can't do

 

 

Amber Lambert

Social Justice Lead: Amber Lambert

Year:  Senior

Major: Mathematics / Minor: African American Studies Affiliation: BSU, AESA, and NSBE

Hobbies: My hobbies include debating about basketball, dancing, shopping and making people smile.

Favorite thing about being Black: My favorite part about being Black is my hair and the different styles I learned from the community. The Black community is always ready and willing to help and uplift each other. When you are Black you automatically get to be part of the special community. I absolutely love being Black.