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Nyla Choates is a sophomore Political Science major from Milpitas California. She is the author of the My Roots Are Rich children’s book and nonprofit organization. With the mission to empower, inspire, and educate people about the rich history of African Americans and all of our contributions to America. Nyla is also heavily involved on campus being the Entrepreneurship Club President, Spelpreneur Ambassador, and now an Innovation Fellow. Nyla’s favorite quote is, “You have to be the change that you want to see in the world.” She wants to be the change.

As an SIL Fellow, I will be working on expanding my current business, My Roots Are Rich Inc. The mission of my business is to empower, inspire, and educate people about the rich history of African Americans and all of our contributions to America. Check us out @myrootsarerich and www.myrootsarerich.org

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My Roots Are Rich

My Roots Are Rich Inc is a nonprofit organization with the mission to empower, inspire, and educate people about the rich history of African Americans and all of our contributions to America. We host various projects to uplift Black children across the country such as Read for a Cause, Snack Packing, and more. Through the nonprofit, we have created the children's book "My Roots Are Rich."

Nyla Choates