Kay (she/they) is a cultural anthropologist based in Indianapolis, IN. Her educational background is in anthropology and public health, and her work experience has been with archives, museums, and community organizations. Quality time with family and friends, as well as good books and music, bring her joy. She enjoys working on her family histories and listening to her elders’ stories.
Connecting with history keeps me going. I love memories and the people, places, and things that hold them. I’ve always been an avid reader and loved the way books could pull me back in time, and that they taught me about the present. While our histories are not always rainbows and butterflies, to say the least, I appreciate how learning from them helps us move forward.
I’m passionate about centering youth and intergenerational learning in community development. In the words of Booker T. Washington: “Few things help an individual more than to place responsibility upon him, and to let him know that you trust him.” Within my work, I want to facilitate the passing of the baton through cultural knowledge.