Biography

Kiara Butler is the CEO and Co-Founder of Diversity Talks, a nascent, Rhode Island-based which provides K-12 school districts and higher education institutions with student-led professional development grounded in the cultural competencies of diversity, equity, and inclusion. Butler is a strong advocate for student voice and in her current work, she focuses on bringing the voices of marginalized groups to the forefront. Because of her advocacy, she was awarded the Generation Citizen's Community Partnership Award at the Rhode Island State House in 2017. Today, she is a participant in The Lean Lab Incubator Fellowship and is expanding Diversity Talks to Kansas City, Missouri. 

Butler is a Mississippi native where she obtained a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Interdisciplinary Career Oriented Humanities with an emphasis in African American Studies from the prestigious Tougaloo College. She also holds a Master of Public Administration degree from Belhaven University.