A graduate of Austin Community College (ACC) with an Associates in Health Science, a student at Huston-Tillotson Universities Adult Degree Program majoring in Education with a focus in EC-6th grade. Bryan Nya is a leader within the community, defying stereotypical views of what it means to be Black in America. As a black male who grew up impoverished, no male figure, mother worked two jobs, and family living paycheck to paycheck, Bryan is steadily beating the odds. Only through sheer will, he put himself through higher education while working two to three jobs at a time. When he is not in school, studying, or working, he likes to spend his time volunteering and advocating for disadvantaged and underrepresented minorities. He seeks answers to political, educational, social, and economic equality and rights in order to eliminate discrimination and ensure the health and well-being of young adults who are impecunious and underprivileged as he once was.
“I am not anxious to be the loudest voice or the most popular. But I would like to think that at a crucial moment, I was an effective voice of the voiceless, an effective hope of the hopeless.”
— Whitney Young