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Sydney Barber

SydneyBarber.jpegSydney Barber is 21 years old and was born in Lake Forest, Illinois is the first African American woman to serve as Brigade Commander at the United States Naval Academy. Barber also initiated a STEM outreach program that leverages mentoring, literature, and service lessons to serve middle school-aged girls of color, and led a team to organize the  inaugural USNA Black Female Network Breakfast to bridge the generational gap between current black midshipmen and alumni. She most recently mobilized a team of more than 180 midshipmen, faculty, and alumni to develop the Midshipman Diversity Team to promote greater diversity, inclusivity, and equity within the Brigade.