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Executive Board - afropuffchronicles

Meet Our Executive Team!

Meet the executive team that makes the magic happen! We are so grateful for our passionate and hardworking team leaders! We couldn’t do the work that we do at Afro Puff Chronicles without them!

Tyler Newman

Tyler Newman

Founder & Executive Director
Tyler Newman is an 18-year-old incoming freshman at Stanford University. She is a lover of storytelling, and a believer in the medium’s power to create political and social change. She founded Afro Puff Chronicles in 2018, and it has since evolved into a space for women of color from around the world to share their stories through art & writing. Tyler is also an avid writer & reader, film director, entrepreneur, and "artivist".

Calista Reyes

Calista Reyes

Marketing Director
Calista Reyes (She/Her) Calista Reyes is a 20-year-old Junior at Stanford University studying Product Design and Economics. She is also a member of the Stanford Women’s Golf team. At APC, Calista takes on the role of Marketing Director. She was born in the Philippines and immigrated to the U.S when she was 5 years old. Calista is passionate about empathetic design and most specifically addressing the inequities that lie in the access to education platforms and materials in the Philippines. In her free time, she enjoys re-watching episodes of Friends, scrolling through Pinterest, finding new coffee shops, and creating new playlists on Spotify.

Sara Ghazanfari

Sara Ghazanfari

Executive Director
Sara Ghazanfari is a 17 year old senior in high school in Southern California. She loves to sing and play piano, as well as learn and teach with others. As a member of Afro Puff Chronicles, she is dedicated to working hard and making it a platform for girls to share their stories and spread their voices through their art. 

Angela Johnson

Angela Johnson

Assistant Director
Angela Johnson is an Indian-American 17-year-old from Southern California. Angela enjoys working with the social media platform as it strengthens her observational skills for a hopeful future in business and/or psychology. She also enjoys making Spotify playlists for others because she can tie their music taste to their personality. She loves photography and occasionally wants to do photoshoots for/with her friends. She hopes to learn more about herself as an individual with her position in Afro Puff Chronicles.

Brianna Richardson

Brianna Richardson

Executive Director
Brianna Richardson is a 17-year-old African American from Southern California. A passionate writer, Brianna enjoys the art of storytelling through literature and film. Within APC’s organization, she has helped set up Monthly Sister Circles as well as their new book club. Singing has also become a passion of hers due to an inclusive choir community by her school. She hopes to continue to expand her knowledge in storytelling and organization through Afro Puff Chronicles.