Harlem, New York
25-year-old Danya Steele is a writer, editor and change agent. At age 17, she was named one of Teen People Magazine's '20 Teens Who Will Change The World' for her work in media and youth culture. To date, she's spoken at Columbia University, Oxford University, Essence Magazine, on NBC's 'Our World' with Ed Gordon & Black Enterprise, and on Radio 2000 as an 'SA Hero' with SABC, South Africa's leading broadcaster.
Originally from Harlem, New York City, Danya studied Politics, Philosophy, and Economics (PPE) at the University of Cape Town (South Africa) and Oxford University (UK). She is currently writing a book on young South African leaders who are changing the world, post-apartheid. The book kicks off a multimedia project aimed at putting a new face on Africa - one that is, for once, more empowering, positive and accurate.