Anthropolicy’s founder and principal culture broker, Aaron Pina, spent 20 years working to promote international human rights as a UN peacekeeper, researcher for the Library of Congress, policy analyst for the U.S. State Department, and educator for the U.S. Foreign Service Institute.
Aaron’s personal identity has been just as important in shaping his approach to equity: As a mixed-Black individual whose ambiguous phenotype defies categorization — “Are you Mexican? No, wait, are you Indian? Egyptian?” — Aaron lives as a perpetual outsider.
The inevitable wounds of this relationship to the world are also the source of Aaron’s superpower: He is a social chameleon who can be at home in any environment and understand diverse perspectives. He has learned to stand strong in his uniqueness and to use that special perspective to help bring others into a place of greater openness and self-awareness.