The AfricanaConnect

Saba Nasser

Senior Communications Coordinator

Saba, 24, was raised in Dubai, United Arab Emirates, the city of gold and shopping festivals. She graduated from University of Illinois, at Chicago with a Bachelors degree in Finance. Currently, she works full-time with KPMG in their Risk Advisory practice.

In her spare time, Saba enjoys planning her next trip, and coordinates volunteer projects for the Plan Fund, a Dallas-based microcredit non-profit that develops small business entrepreneurs. She has an enthusiasm for international affairs, global economics, microfinance, and the Dallas Mavericks. Her latest passion is learning to sand board.

She currently resides in Dallas, Texas.

Elisha Greenwell

Communications Coordinator

Elisha, 23, graduated from the University of California, Santa Barbara with a degree in Business Economics and Professional Writing. She is currently working as a Jr. Account Planner at Carol H. Williams Advertising, while finishing up her Account Planning MFA at the Academy of Art University in San Francisco. Elisha is also a co-founder of Sashimi Creative, an advertising agency started by local ad students in the Bay Area.

Her interests include cooking, reading, learning, laughing and traveling. Born and raised in California, she is of Japanese, Portuguese Hawaiian and African-American descent.

Braeden Young


Braeden, 24, was born and raised in Salt Lake City and graduated from the University of Utah in 2006 with a degree in Finance. Braeden moved to the San Francisco Bay Area soon after graduation and now works as a consultant with Protiviti, Inc., a leading risk management consultancy.

In his free time, Braeden particularly enjoys spending time with his wife, Violeta. His interests include capital markets, psychology, international travel, and foreign languages.