Ayana O’Brien

Ayana O’Brien (she/her) is the Events and Operations Coordinator for PEN Los Angeles. She earned her B.A. in International Relations with a minor in English from Loyola Marymount University, focusing her studies on social justice and diversity in the public sector and the literary world. O’Brien is a member of Phi Beta Kappa as well as Sigma Iota Rho, a representation of her lifelong dedication to learning and service. Before joining PEN, she conducted research on the decline of democracy around the world and is currently working on writing which celebrates Black Girl Magic.