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Jenia Browne

Northeastern University

International Affairs



Jenia Browne is a third-year international affairs student at Northeastern University with minors in environmental studies and Black feminist studies. They are currently the president of the Northeastern Black Student Association. They also work as a program assistant in the Northeastern Africana Studies Program. Jenia’s passion for their academic work comes from their identity as a Black, nonbinary, lesbian, first-generation American. To further their contributions to the Northeastern community, Jenia has served as an international affairs peer mentor, Summer Bridge peer mentor, Afrospectrum (a Black, queer affinity group) secretary, and a Northeastern University Political Review fall 2021 columnist.

To further pursue their academic interests, Jenia is currently working on an independent study on Black lesbian anthologies as a resistive practice. Their previous research experience includes work as a research assistant for Northeastern’s 3D Black Boston project, which focused on reconstructing historic sites related to abolitionist David Walker.

Jenia plans on pursuing a Master of Urban Planning to focus on community development and revitalization in BIPOC, low-income, and LGBTQ communities. They hope to continue their academic work in Black feminist studies as well. Their personal passions include classical music, reading, and sewing.

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