About AARC 

meet the staff

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Torrell Foree (he/him/his)

Coordinator, African American Resource Center


Torrell Foree serves as the Coordinator for the African American Resource Center (AARC). He earned his Bachelors of Arts in History and African American studies with a minor in Sociology at California State University, Fullerton. He also has a Masters of Science in Education, with a concentration in Higher Education from CSUF. He has worked in the Office of Multicultural Student Affairs at Iowa State University. As a first-gen scholar and someone who has utilized the AARC as a student, he hopes to provide opportunity where students can have transformative experiences that impacted him as a student. In addition to supporting students, Torell loves driving stick-shift cars, is a fan of anime and Marvel, and enjoys everything Apple.

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Monique (she/her/hers)

Graduate Student Assistant, African American Resource Center


Monique Lynch is the graduate student assistant (GSA) for the African American Resource Center (AARC). She earned her Bachelor’s of Arts in Ethnic Studies with an option in African American Studies from California State University, East Bay. She is currently working on her Master’s of Science in Higher Education from CSUF and will complete the program in Spring 2021. She has a plethora of experiences within higher education including working in Residence Life, Study Abroad, and Outreach, Recruitment and Orientation. Her goal for this year is to help provide students the opportunity to learn more about Black culture and the significance of Black people. For fun, Monique enjoys singing out loud to herself in her bedroom, watching movies, doing family zooms with her siblings and playing Just Dance with her roommate.

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Kelly (they/them & she/hers)

Communications & Graphic Design Lead, African American Resource Center

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Programming Activity Lead, African American Resource Center


Bethany is a Communications major with an emphasis in Public Relations from Los Angeles, California. Bethany seeks to develop a greater consciousness and high touch within Diversity and Equity. Her favorite movie is the Secret Life of Bees and she enjoys listening to H.E.R., SiR and DVSN. In her spare time, she likes to hang out with friends and serve the Black community. This year, she is looking forward to establishing community consciousness and community as well as develop leadership skills for herself and others.

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Vyvyana (she/her/hers)

Programming Activity Lead, African American Resource Center


Vyvyana is a fourth year African American Studies Major and Chicana Studies minor. One of her all-time favorite movies is Finding Nemo and some of her favorite artists are Lauryn Hill, Daniel Ceasar, and Jodeci. In her spare time she loves to paint, bake, and read. This year, she is looking forward to working closely with members of her community and finding out new ways for them to improve ourselves personally, physically, and mentally, even though they are confined to this virtual platform.