Ti’Kyra (Kyra) is a social justice educator assisting in developing partnerships internally with student organizations to foster student learning and development through training. She provides advising to student organizations to encourage thoughts around their identities, how to enter, engage, and exit communities responsibly and what it means to create mutually beneficial relationships between students and their local communities. Kyra supervises the building managers, manages the transportation system and works on community building efforts such as orientation for student leaders and "Ginsberg Gatherings."
She began her work at Ginsberg in 2013 as the Transportation Coordinator before taking on her new roles. Kyra graduated from the University of Michigan with a degree in General Studies. She went on to Eastern Michigan University to complete a Master in Science degree for Human Resources & Organizational Development.
Some of her hobbies include reading, cooking, and enjoying nature. Kyra’s favorite spot in Ann Arbor is Blank Slate. She is passionate about working with students to foster social change, creating relationships in the community, and facilitating conflict resolutions. She also enjoys opportunities where she can collaborate with other units towards growth in student development.
What do you love most about your job?
“Most definitely times where I'm able to facilitate dialogues, especially with students on social justice education. Of course, I also enjoy my coworkers and getting to build close relationships with the students that I work with at The Ginsberg Center.”
What is one piece of advice you wish you had when you were in college?
“The small things won’t matter. It’s important to learn to manage your time well, but also have fun and enjoy yourself. Live life to the fullest.”
What Kyra's colleagues are saying:
“Kyra is incredibly helpful in helping students find meaningful service experiences in the community. She's also a great resource for our student building managers.”
“Kyra is a ray of sunshine in the workplace, and has a personable approach to working with students!”