Aaron Burleson

College Chapter Coordinator

Aaron was born in South Los Angeles, and grew up in Palmdale in a lower-middle class Black family, and from a young age was exposed to the powerful mediums that are music, film and television, Aaron attended UCLA where he studied Political Science and developed a passion for the arts, as well as an interest in education and organizing around racial justice issues. After graduating, Aaron served as the director of S.H.A.P.E., an educational outreach program through the Afrikan Student Union, and went on to work as a community organizer.

While doing community work, Aaron discovered his love for comedy writing and decided to create a multi-cultural production team, Lawah Dawah Productions, where he worked with diverse creatives to produce short films and comedic sketches for digital platforms. Aaron has contributed as a writer, producer, and director to several platforms including All Def Digital, The Peak Video through Issa Rae Productions, and The Lip TV. Aaron also performs and produces live sketch and improv for a troupe called “Laughtivism LA” where the goal is to create social change and awareness through comedy. Aaron is passionate about comedy, social justice and creating quality comedic content that is reflective of the Millennial voice, with a focus on diverse Millennials. 

 In addition to his work as Young Storytellers College Chapter Coordinator, Aaron serves as a Teaching Artist at LeConte Middle School and Para Los Niños Middle School. 

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