Leon Drop is a 27-year-old mixed race man from Tallaght. He attended Maynooth University where he received a degree in psychology. He was the first black students’ union president of Maynooth Students Union. Leon is also the co-founder and CEO of black and Irish. Leon created the organisation along with Femi after the death of George Floyd. They wanted to bring authentic discussion around race and racism back to Ireland.
Femi Bankole is an IT Risk Consultant and works as a Manager within EY's Business consulting practice in Dublin. In 2020, he co-founded Black & Irish, a social platform aimed at celebrating the success’ and highlighting the struggles of black and Irish people.
Briana Fitzsimons grew up in Yonkers, NY, USA and has lived in Ireland with her family since 2017. As the Education Coordinator for Black and Irish, Briana is working on bringing anti-bias and anti-racism training to school staff across the country.