Kiara Thomas is a sophomore at Stony brook University. The Queens native is a journalism major with a creative writing minor. In high school, she worked at the Queens Courier, where she wrote and edited articles for one of the biggest weekly newspapers in Queens. Thomas’ passion for writing and justice, led her to write stories about everyday people to reflect the larger issues at hand. She is the editor-in-chief at Black World, a publication on campus that provides a voice for the black and Hispanic communities.