Biography of Vaughn Troy Aiken Originally born in Brooklyn, VaughnTroy Aiken’s family moved to the Bronx when he was 2 years old. He is a product
of the public schools, and then went on to graduate from Cardinal Hayes High
School in 1990. It was at Hayes where a young Vaughn Aiken began to gain knowledge of self, and of his desire to work with others to make this world a
better place. At Hayes, Vaughn spent much of his time working with children
with disabilities in a program designed to enrich the lives of those less fortunate.As a High School student, Vaughn
showed maturity beyond his years as
he began a career in criminal justice at
the US Attorney’s Office under Rudolph
Giuliani. During this time, Vaughn concentrated on his passions for education,
government, the arts, and African American history. Vaughn keenly understood that in order for the African American community to empower itself, we needed to have knowledge of where we’ve been and where
we’re going. Vaughn eventually moved on from the US Attorney’s Office and joined the US Marshals Service. In 1996, because of Vaughn’s hard work and knowledge of the
administrative side of the US Marshals Service,
he was asked to oversee the Accountable Property Division within the Service. It was also at this time that Vaughn realized that
there was something important that he wanted
to accomplish. Working hard to find time in his already busy schedule, Vaughn return to college, taking classes at night, and eventually earned his Bachelor’s Degree in Public Service.
Administration from the prestigious City University of New York (CUNY). Vaughn remains very involved with the community.As a member of the Black Alumni Asst.,
the Center for Workers Education Alumni, and the Latino American Alumni of CUNY,Vaughn works tirelessly to encourage
people of color to get their college education to better prepare for the rigors of life. He is also very closely involved with local politics.
He is the Treasurer for State Senator Jose M. Serrano. He has also worked hard for ther Democrats throughout the state of New York, such as Congressman Jose E.
Serrano, Senator Hillary Clinton, and former Borough President Fernando Ferrer. Vaughn
has also had the pleasure of meeting former
President Bill Clinton and the Honorable Ilyasah
Shabazz, the daughter of the late, great Malcolm X.
Currently a resident of Westchester County, Vaughn holds a second degree black belt in Bujinkan Ninjutsu. He has two beautiful daughters, Laura Marie and Azanoor, and is currently working on
a book of his recent poetry as well as a children’s book. Photo Copyright Marisol Diaz 2005
Birth Place: Brooklyn, NY