Aja Brown serves as Mayor of Compton, California since 2013. the 34-year-old has made history as the youngest person in the city to be elected.

Mayor Brown’s career started at the University of Southern California where she received her bachelor’s in public policy and masters in urban planning with a concentration in economic development. In 2006, she began working for the city of Inglewood as an urban planner and soon made her way to the cities of Pasadena and Compton. During her time as mayor, a decrease in Compton gang crimes dropped by 65 percent in 2014.


Source: Los Angeles Sentinel