Kendra Thomas: Black Girl Magic
Kendra Thomas is a graduating senior at the University of Connecticut as a Marketing major and a Woman, Gender, and Sexuality Studies minor. Due to her concentration in Digital Marketing and Analytics, she was able to obtain an internship at Apple, Inc. in Cupertino, CA. Upon her graduation, Kendra will be moving to Boca Raton, FL to begin wor her four years at the University of Connecticut, Kendra has a made a large impact on her community as the charismatic, outgoing, determined leader of the Black Student Association, a Resident Assistant for Social Justice Education, Co-Founder of Sisters Inspiring Sisters, a member of the Voices of Freedom Gospel Choir, and a dedicated member of the African American Cultural Center. Through her work, Kendra has created and coordinated protests off campus, demonstrations on campus, new programs, facilitated dialogues, and advocated for both students of the Black community and the UConn community at large. She is most pointedly known for challenging those around her to be better and for the investments she makes into improving her community. Kendra is most proud of being able to energize, awaken, and cultivate the potential of each person she encounters.