Education: BA, Anthropology, Howard University; MA, Anthropology, University of Pennsylvania
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Areas of Expertise: Qualitative Research, Anthropology, K–12 Education
Kenya is a trained anthropologist and social services provider with over 14 years of practical experience in the K–12 sector. She has worked extensively with diverse student and parent populations, including developing literacy and STEM curricula, serving on school curriculum and climate committees in the Philadelphia School District, developing and implementing a school-based case management model for at-risk students and families, advocating for students in the juvenile court system, leading parent and community outreach, and creating and overseeing service learning and social and emotional learning initiatives. She has also served as an adjunct faculty at Widener University and Community College of Philadelphia.
"K–12 education is facing unprecedented challenges. I am passionate about using robust qualitative and mixed-methods research to highlight solutions for issues impacting academic equity, school safety and security, educational technology, staff satisfaction and retention, social and emotional learning, and special education."