A humbled servant striving to use my gifts to inspire others to want more, do more and achieve more, so that one day, they will ultimately BE more!
Business Development and Project Management professional possessing 7+ years of software systems engineering and web design/development experience within public, private and non-profit sectors.
An award-winning digital graphics designer who previously served as the Art Director for several major publications, Jason is responsible for the visual creative direction of RYSE.
Andre has over 10 years of experience in Tech and Start-ups ranging from the advanced tech in the US Air Force to building his own educational software company Live 2 Learn Differently. His is a proud graduate of Morris Brown College and Cornell University.
A former Detroit native, Tim is responsible for managing all the advertising and sponsorship related activities for RYSE.
A true perfectionist at her craft, Nancy’s gift – Capturing the essence of life in still photography.
A creative graphic designer with knowledge of 2-d and 3-d animation, web design and video editing. Tracy is a firm believer that if you are going to put effort into doing something, then you should give 110%.
A creative young male originally from Raleigh, North Carolina who loves typography, gummy worms, and minimalistic designs. Pursing a career in Art Direction within the creative industry.
Rachel George is a published writer with a passion for success and zest for life. She’s working to become an influence in society while becoming a phenomenal woman.
Adriana Lozano is a creative type with a passion for writing, fashion, traveling and yoga (not necessarily in that order.) She is pursuing a bachelor’s degree in English in hopes to become a published writer and author.
Amber Johnson is an aspiring filmmaker, human rights activist, freelance writer and avid day dreamer. She looks forward to a world without injustice, poverty and bad hair days.
Just another Journalism major in Texas, inspired by the medias in New York and Boston, driven to someday write in D.C., hoping my words reach even further than this country, and aspiring to become something even bigger than that. I #StandUp2Cancer for my uncle.
Bryanna Briley is a sophomore at a quirky institution called St. John’s College. In between reading the great books of dead old white guys and attempting to build a racial dialogue on her campus, she always finds time to write potentially awful poetry.
Denise is an original member of Team RYSE since 2011. A gifted writer who is skillful with a pen, Denise ensures that RYSE delivers stories that are empowering, as well as impactful.
Isabella Beaupré is a Milwaukee-based writer and artist working to organize against oppression and fight for race, gender and class justice.
Kimani is an 18 year old freshman at Morehouse College. He is a lover of cereal and movies.
Kori Thompson is an 18 year old student of life. She hopes to help the progression of the oppressed one written word at a time.
21 year-old pro-black feminist from Atlanta, GA. Studying to be a citizen of the world, all while trying to find the perfect place to eat.
Neely Terrell thrives off Jesus, creative writing, imagination, optimism, and sweets. She currently lives in Atlanta, GA, and is a full-time academic librarian and author.
What do you get when you mix youth, curiosity, and enthusiasm into one? You get Sarai Thompson; alumni of Georgia State University, and a first generation Jamaican American using Atlanta as her foundation for success.
Taylor Carlington is a Journalism and Marketing Communications student at Emerson College who enjoys writing about social issues and pop culture.