Araby’ha (uh-ray-bee-uh) Rankin (pronouns are she/her/hers), is from Springfield, MA. She is currently a sophomore at Salem State University, majoring in Interdisciplinary Studies (concentration in American Studies) with a minor in Social Work. She is a first-year STEP mentor, but it is her second year apart of the STEP program because last year she was a mentee. Araby'ha is also a proud e-board member of SSU’s Black Student Union, serving as the Co-coordinator of African American Affairs.
Outside of school and work, Araby'ha enjoys reading, writing, and educating herself on all things, such as social justice issues. Someday, she would love to go back to Springfield and make positive changes in her community for black people, especially the youth.