Dae Newman is the department assistant for the Department of African American Studies. In 2013, they earned a BA in English with a minor in mathematical sciences from Virginia Commonwealth University.
As department assistant, Dae assists with the day-to-day running of the department while serving as the primary contact person for faculty, students, and members of the community.
Dae is also a member of Equality VCU and the College of Humanities and Sciences Classified and Academic Professionals Staff (CAPS) Council. They are currently serving as CAPS Council secretary.