Co-Pilots & Cabin Crew
Delonte Egwuatu - Co Founder
Delonte Egwuatu is an alumnus of Morehouse College from Washington, D.C. During the spring semester of his sophomore year, he enrolled at Austral University in Buenos Aires, Argentina. While he was in Argentina, Egwuatu focused on South American societies and International Development to gain a greater understanding of South American history and culture. Additionally, he has traveled to over 15 countries. During his time at Morehouse, he served as the Vice President of the Morehouse Student Educators Club, and AUC UPS Scholar, and Presidential Ambassador. He is a member of Omicron Delta Kappa and Rotaract. He began his professional career as a Non-profit Development Intern for the Consulate General of the Republic of Liberia, working on post-Ebola recovery and preparing visas for travelers. He worked as a 3rd Grade Associate Teacher at Beauvoir, The National Cathedral Elementary School. He is currently a Spanish and Humanities teacher at St. Andrew's Espiscopal School in Potomac, MD.
Tyra Beaman - CO FOUNDER
Tyra Beaman is an alumna of Spelman College where she studied International Studies with a Cultural Studies concentration and a minor in Spanish. Beaman is a native of Richmond, Virginia and graduated high school with an International Baccalaureate Diploma. Currently, she is an Ethel Waddell Githii Honors Program student, on the Dean’s List, and served as Freshman and Sophomore Class President. Her passion for social justice began at a young age with her leadership in the Virginia NAACP Youth and College Division, Jack and Jill of America, Inc., Presidential political campaigns, voter empowerment activism, and improving opportunities for mentally disabled students to integrate into her high school campus culture. Today, Beaman serves as a Spelman Social Justice Fellow, Student Government Association Director of Leadership and Civic Engagement, Change Agent Fellow for the Joseph and Evelyn Lowery Institute, Vice-President of the Feminist Majority Leadership Alliance, and Rotaract Club Executive Board member. Most recently, she began the first intercollegiate discussion on race, class, and gender identity between racially and socio-economically diverse groups of Metro Atlanta college students. Beaman has continued her work on identity politics through building transnational relationships through studying abroad in Argentina, Uruguay, Haiti, and South Africa. Beaman is proficient in Spanish.
DARREN W. MARTIN,JR - STRATEGIC DEVELOPMENT & MARKETING ADVISOR
Darren Wesley Martin, Jr. is a recent Magna Cum Laude, Phi Beta Kappa graduate of Morehouse College holding a B.A. in English and Minor in Journalism and Sports by way of Columbia, South Carolina. Darren is the Founder and CEO of Streamlined Communications, a company focused on providing enterprise communication strategy and execution to small and medium sized businesses of color. Darren's team has led projects for a broad range of clients including: Davis and Dingle Family Dentistry, In His Footsteps Co, the Foundation for Historic Africa and recently, his alma mater Morehouse College. As an undergraduate at Morehouse College, Darren led numerous efforts in strategic organizational development and communications tactics. Most notably, under his two year leadership as Editor-in-Chief of The Maroon Tiger Student Media Group, the organization expanded its national readership and reach, won 11 national and state-based awards, and forged relationships with media conglomerates such as HBCU Digest, ABC-Disney and NBCUniversal. Darren first experienced international travel when participating in the 2014 International Conference on Caribbean Literature in Curacao, Netherlands. This conference sparked wanderlust in Darren and cemented his commitment to using his vast skills in development and communication to further the mission of Black Beyond Borders: to increase Black student international travel by providing access and education.