Black Student Commission

Meet the Team

Black Student Commission Director

Eyerusalem Dessie

Why are you excited to be part of the BSC Team?

Community is so important. The Black Community is what kept me going through stressful and draining moments, and I want to provide that support for incoming and returning students.


In my spare time, I love watching YouTube videos and spending quality time with friends and family!

Intern Team

This year’s BSC Intern Team is comprised of 8 amazing individuals who all have a goal to revitalize and empower the ever-growing Black student life on campus. These 8 individuals are not only great students, but great people to get to know and connect with. So with that being said, meet the BSC Intern Team!












Eyerusalem Dessie

My name is Eyerusalem Dessie, and I am the Black Student Commission Director for this year. I am a senior majoring in Communications and Comparative History and Ideas, with a minor in Informatics and Digital Arts and Experimental Media. I binge watch YouTube videos, my favorite movies of all time are The Lion King and Get Out, I love injera and I love BLACK PEOPLE! Jordan Peele and Issa Rae are my inspiration, and I also love ice cream, that’s melted. If I smile to you on the street, please smile back. 🙂









Ruhama Berta

Hey there! My name is Ruhama Berta and I’m a 2nd year Student pursuing LSJ and Writing here at the University of Washington. A lot of my passion lies not only within justice and how the law accompanies it but how all of that acts and reacts within the black community here at UW, the greater Seattle area and all over the world. I’m excited to be apart of the BSC community and play an active role within the Black Community here at the UW. I love to eat and watch Scandal on my free time. If I see you around, as another black person on campus l’ll most likely try to say hi, so don’t be shy!








Trevon Davis

My name is Trevon Lamont’e Davis, I’m a sophomore planning on majoring in Marketing and Information Systems. I was born and raised in Tacoma, one of the best cities in the state of WA. I am somewhat of a savant when it comes to Hip-Hop and R&B/Soul, so if you need some new music hit me. More importantly I am honored to be apart of the BSC team this year and look forward to expanding the Black community at UW this year. I hope I’m able to meet many of you throughout this school year.









Bessie Mekonnen

My name is Bessie Mekonnen, I’m in the class of 2020 and I will be majoring in biochemistry with a minor in education, learning & society. I’m excited to help the black community bond together throughout the next year at UW. I love to go out hiking and finding new restaurants with my friends and family.










Zufan Mitiku

My name is Zufan Mitiku and I’m a freshman here at UW, with an intended major of business. I am very passionate about community outreach within underrepresented communities. I enjoy spending time with family and friends, as well as learning about my culture. I also love being around other Black students so if you see me on campus don’t hesitate to say hey!










Ledia Musye

My name is Ledia Musye and I am a freshman here at the UW. My intended major is Nursing with a minor in diversity. My interests include Healthcare, working with children, sports, African American history and community service. I am very excited to be apart of the team that helps revive the the black community on campus and can’t wait to meet the many other black students here at the UW.









Victoria Tyron

My name is Victoria Tyron but everyone calls me Vicky, either one is fine. I’m a second year at UW who plans on double majoring in International Studies and Communications. I hope to add a minor in African Studies in the future. I enjoy reading and watching Kdramas and my favorite animal is a koala.








Khyree Watson

My name is Khyree Watson, aka Huncho Houdini, aka Mr. IPledgeAllegianceToTheBag, but you can call me Khy. I am a 3rd year student majoring in Industrial and Systems Engineering and minoring in ELS (Education, Learning & Society). Also, I was born and raised in Tacoma, WA. For those that do not know, the easiest way to my heart is through my stomach. With that being said, teriyaki chicken is my favorite dish. Being a part of the Black Student Commission team has been a goal of mine for a while now and it’s only icing on the cake to have so many beautiful faces and creative minds on the team with me.



Ephrem Yared

Stephrem Curry, aka the Aspiring Aesthetitition, aka Abebe Bikila with a 2 Door 2 Seater, aka Leonardo DiTrapio, aka Mr. Indigo Jones, aka NBA SadBoy, aka Blem de la Blem, aka the Fashionova Casanova, aka Young Ethy E Chasin that College Degree. If you see any of us on campus, don’t be a stranger! We got big plans for this year here at the BSC and I’m blessed to be a part of such an amazing team.