Charié Payne completed an MA in Philosophy at American University in May 2022. She received a BA in Philosophy-Pre Law and Africana Studies from Cal State Fresno in 2019. Her philosophical interests include continental philosophy, critical race philosophy, and feminist philosophy, as well as recently developed interests in Western and Latin American phenomenology. Charié has held multiple leadership positions at Cal State Fresno and American University, including NAACP President, Vice President, Secretary, and Senior Advisor. She also served as the Africana Studies Student Association President and Vice President and as the Captain of the Fresno Debate Team.