An award-winning political prodigy from Laurens South Carolina, Bryanta Booker-Maxwell is a rising star in politics and a champion for social justice. Her interest in politics was as much about her competitive spirit as it is her desire to help build her community. Bryanta is a 2006 graduate of South Carolina State University where she received her B.A. in Political Science with a pre-law concentration. Upon graduation, she went on to pursue her master’s in Public Administration with a concentration in public policy from Walden University. She has been featured nationally on CNN, MSNBC, Al Jazeera, NPR, the Washington post, and the Washington times. Locally in Columbia, South Carolina, she has appeared on WIS-TV, WLTX, and WACH-Fox. During the 2016 political season, she served as a highly featured political commentator on The Jeffrey Lampkin Show, a local news show in Columbia, SC airing on WACH-Fox 57.
South Carolina State University started the birth of her political progression. While a student at South Carolina State, she spent time registering students and people within the Orangeburg community to vote. Bryanta is a 2013 graduate of the New Leaders Council which is an organization focused on progressive political entrepreneurship. In 2016, she completed Congressman James E. Clyburn political fellowship through the South Carolina Democratic Party. In 2016, she co-founded Taking Root, which is an organization that focuses on the political, educational enhancement of young girls in the state of South Carolina. In Columbia SC, Bryanta sits on the Talented Tenth Columbia Board of directors; which is a group of young professionals who work to create opportunities for other young professionals within the Columbia SC area. In 2017 she was appointed to the Democratic National Committee Youth Council; which is an extension of the DNC, that focuses on issues for the 36 and under voter. Summer of 2017 she completed the Congressional Black Caucus Political Boot Camp; which is a rigorous, political training program. In 2018 she become a member steering committee of the Black Millennial Political Convention, where they held their first convention in Washington, DC summer of 2018.
She is employed with the office of Congressman James E. Clyburn, the Majority Whip in the United States House of Representatives, where she serves as his Executive Assistant/District Scheduler. Bryanta currently serves as the Immediate Past President of the Young Democrats of South Carolina, where she grew the organization from a Columbia based chapter to a statewide, nationally recognized chapter. She is a member of Zeta Phi Beta Sorority Inc. She was nominated Young Democrat of the Year for the South Carolina Democratic Party and a top 20 under the age of 40 for the South Carolina Black Pages. She currently owns Indigo Consulting, LLC which is a consulting agency.