Meet the Sunu Thiossane Team!


Part of what makes Sunu Thiossane so special is the people who are involved. Through this experience we create a true family and we are more than happy to introduce ourselves to you!

Sunu Thiossane 2016 Summer Camp Teaching Artists & Staff

MameDjarraDiopMeet Sunu Thiossane Summer Camp founder Mamedjarra Diop. 







SholaJonesMeet Sunu Thiossane Summer Camp director, Shola Jones. 







IMG_6720Meet Sunu Thiossane Summer Camp Sports Director, Daichi Yamamoto. 







JessEpsteinMeet Sunu Thiossane Summer Camp Administrator and English Teacher, Jessica Epstein. Jessica is a current Masters Candidate at Baruch College’s Arts Administration program. She is an Associate Producer on the television show American Pickers and for Sunu 2016 she worked as the Executive Producer of Larabilaran: Le Talibe et Moi. See more of her bio here.



SambaMboupMeet Sunu Thiossane Summer Camp English and Sports Teacher/ Administrator, Samba Mboup.






AishaThiouneMeet Sunu Thiossane Summer Camp Basic Modern Technique dance teacher, Aicha Thioun. 






JennWIlliamsMeet Sunu Thiossane Summer Camp, Theater, Dance, and English teacher, Jennifer Williams. 







BaidyBaMeet Sunu Thiossane Summer Camp Crump, HipHop, and Traditional Dance teacher, Baidy Ba. 







Meet Sunu Thiossane Summer Camp Teaching Artist, Serigne Mansour Fall, who is a 29-year old graffiti artist, designer,writer, comic book artist, and Pan African activist through Black Panther spirit. He is the founder and president of the RBS Crew – one of the most critically acclaimed graffiti artists collectives within the African continent.

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AlphaBaMeet Sunu Thiossane Summer Camp Visual Art Teaching Artist, Alpha Sy. 







PaderMeet Sunu Thiossane Teaching Artist, Abdel Kader Diakhaté, also known as Kader.  He is a
proud Senegalese visual artist, specializing in sculpture, painting, theatrical set design and decoration.  He is proud to make art out of recycled materials as a way to repurpose and  re-imagine what is intended to be thrown away.  Kader is a very celebrated independent artist and beloved visual arts teacher at the Senegalese-American Bilingual School.



Sunu Thiossane 2016 Summer Camp Interns

SafietouNiangMeet Sunu Thiossane Summer Camp Intern, Safietou Niang. Most of her friends call her “Saff”!  She is 17 years old and is the third eldest of a family of 5 children. Safietou is a senior at the Senegalese-American Bilingual School and about to do the Terminal (senior year) next year. When asked about life objectives ?? She delightfully answered: To be an independent woman !



ThiernoAmadouKandeMeet Sunu Thiossane Summer Camp Intern, Thierno Amadou Kandè. Thierno is 17 years
old and was born in Saudi Arabia.  He is a senior at the Senegalese-American Bilingual Schools (S.A.B.S.) and this is his 3rd year participating in the camp.  He aspires to get his DBA is international finance and would like to pursue his studies in the United States.




MarietouDiopMeet Sunu Thiossane Summer Camp Intern, Mariatou Diop.