Kya is a graduate student from New York City. She currently serves as the fall 2017 practicum student for TRiO Student Support Services. Kya is currently pursuing a Masters of Education degree in College Student Affairs Leadership at Grand Valley State University. She gained her Bachelor of Arts degree in communications from DePauw University in Greencastle, Indiana. Her passions are traveling the world, performing spoken word and playing video games. She has been to Senegal, Northern Ireland, Greece, Jamaica, and Mexico. Kya’s career goal is to work in a program that promotes dual enrollment and provides high school students access to college credits while also providing them with a pseudo college experience.