Biography

Kiara Butler is the CEO and Co-Founder of Diversity Talks, a nascent, Rhode Island-based training company, which provides K-12 school districts, higher education institutions community based organizations, and corporations 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. 

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 and became a member of the Gamma Psi Chapter of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Incorporated. Butler also holds a Master of Public Administration degree from Belhaven University.