Semaj Campbell was born in Syracuse, NY. At a young age Semaj was very critical of the world. This lead her to become involved with community organizing as a youthful teenager. She participated in the local NAACP Youth Chapter as well as various other social justice groups. It was during this time period that Semaj became involved with the Image Initiative, Inc.
Semaj is a recent graduate of SUNY Buffalo with a bachelor’s in Sociology and SUNY Albany with a master’s in Africana Studies. Currently, Semaj is a second-year Ph.D. student of History at Syracuse University serving as a Graduate Teaching Assistant. Her research is mainly concerned with 20th Century Black Girlhood and uncovering their voices in the archive. Semaj has various years of experience in community organizing and has a demonstrated history of working in the higher education industry.
Currently, Semaj serves as the Program Coordinator for the Image Initiative, Inc.