Nayah Harper

Nayah Harper is a native New Yorker-particularly from Staten Island. Most recently, Nayah has graduated from Howard University with her Bachelor of Science in Political Science.

Throughout Nayah’s tenure at Howard, she served as Vice President of the National Society of Collegiate Scholars, became dedicated to service as a member of the National Council of Negro Women, and was inducted into Pi Sigma Alpha, National Political Science Honors Society.

While being a scholar, Nayah also maintained a number of internships including a congressional internship, a Supreme Court internship; and even had the amazing opportunity to intern with a Black, female owned private law firm. She also served a two-year term as President of a nonprofit organization working to combat social issues against women of color as societal plagues impact our beauty and wellness.

Once completing her final semester, Nayah returned home with the intent to continue being a public servant. As the State Island Program Manager for Peer Health Exchange, a national health equity organization focused on providing young people with health education, Nayah is able to advocate for much needed social advancement and health for her community, while growing as an activist within her community. Nayah also serve as a Co-chair for the Equity Alliance of Staten Island, which provides a platform to discuss the educational inequities in my home, while taking actionable steps to dismantle them.

Nayah Harper is preparing to be a catalyst for change.