Sheldon K.X. Reid ’96, GSE ’98
Director

Kaelyn Brown ’21
President

Hi everybody! I am a senior in Lowell studying Neuroscience with a secondary in Spanish. Over the past three years, Kuumba has truly shaped my college experience and it is an amazing honor to serve as President this year! When not in rehearsal, I serve as a mentor for Harvard Science Club for Girls and a peer counselor. I look forward to a great year!

 

Asa Coleman ’22
Vice President

Hi all, I am a junior in Currier House from Rahway, New Jersey. It is an absolute honor to serve as Vice President this year. I am currently studying Social Anthropology with a citation in French. When I’m not at a Kuumba event or with my kuumfam, you can find me doing something related to peer education, volunteering, my Christian faith, or the Black community at Harvard. When I’m relaxing, I’m always listening to music or watching a new tv show! This year has challenged us all like no other, but I look forward to the ever changing and evolving Kuumba while knowing that it will always be a warm, energetic, and creative space!

 

Amechi Egbunike ’22
Treasurer

“Hello y’all! My name is Amechi Egbunike and I am a junior concentrating in Neuroscience with a secondary in AFAM. For the year of 2020-21, I’m excited to serve as Kuumba’s Treasurer. A few things to know about me is that I love reggae and dancehall (with my waistline teehee), I live in Lowell House, and I’m a Massachusetts native, having gone to high school in Central Square (5 minutes from Harvard). I’m excited to be with all of you this year and make music and memories! Welcome to the Kuumfamily!”

 

Toochi Uradu ’22
Director of Publicity

Hi everyone! My name is Toochi Uradu and I am a rising junior living in Kirkland House. I am concentrating in Molecular  and Cellular Biology with a secondary in Global Health and a Spanish language citation. I am from Baltimore, Maryland and I enjoy writing, reading, and dancing. When I’m not doing Kuumba-related things, I volunteer at Y2Y, work at the Women’s Center, and this year, I will be a Room 13 peer counselor. I am looking forward to welcoming new Kuumbabes into our space!

Adede Appah-Sampong ’23
Director of Development

My name is Adede Appah-Sampong, and I am very excited to be Kuumba’s Director of Development. I am a sophomore in Dunster House planning to study Molecular and Cellular Biology with a citation in Spanish. Along with Kuumba, I’m a part of PBHA’s Franklin Afterschool Enrichment program and Harvard FIMRC! I am so grateful for the Kuumba family, and I am looking forward to our upcoming year!

 

Perrin Price ’23
Associate Director

My name is Perrin Price and I am a Sophomore living in Adams House. I intend to declare a joint concentration in Math and Music this fall. I joined Kuumba because of my love of embracing and celebrating my Black heritage and culture, and my love of singing. When I am not in Kuumba, I enjoy cooking, writing and producing music, and working with kids at an after school program. I am excited and ready to work with the reality of our “new normal” this year and welcome new Kuumbabes and continue our mission of celebrating black creativity and spirituality.