Saye Carrie-Sonie Leneus (née Cooper) was born in Far Rockaway, Queens, NY of Liberian parentage. Throughout Saye’s life she lived in New York, Pennsylvania, New Jersey, and North Carolina. As a result, of living in different regions of the United States, Saye developed an understanding of diversity and cultural competence. Saye holds a Bachelors in Arts and Sciences. Saye’s focus is in diversity, social justice, African and African diaspora studies, and Black/African natural hair. Her hobbies are, writing, singing, and dancing. Saye likes music, cooking, and reading books. Saye also enjoys traveling. Saye is a wife, daughter, sister, granddaughter, niece, aunt, cousin, and friend.