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Kiana King, B.A.

Kiana King is a 1st year graduate student in the M.A./Ph.D. program of Industrial Organizational Psychology at DePaul University in Chicago, Illinois. She desires to specialize in leadership development and workplace Diversity and inclusion efforts and seeks to promote more equitable, non-discriminatory practices in hiring and workplace environments. Kiana is currently interning at EDC on client projects related to competency modeling, executive assessment and coaching.


Kiana was formerly an undergraduate student at the University of Missouri in Columbia, Missouri (MU), where she was involved with various organizations and businesses. She was the most recent President of the Legion of Black Collegians Gospel Choir on MU’s campus and an esteemed McNair Scholar. Her research was featured in the 2019 edition of the MU McNair Journal and selected for presentation at the annual Midwestern Psychological Association conference. Kiana gained great leadership experience at MU and her undergraduate efforts were noted through her McNair scholar recognition and her continuous presence on the MU dean’s list. 


During her early years at MU, Kiana served for AmeriCorps as a member of the Jumpstart Organization promoting diversity, equity and inclusion by assisting preschool children from under resourced communities with language and literacy skills to prepare them for success in kindergarten. Kiana also served as an assistant teacher/ support staff for various childcare centers while also tutoring student athletes at the University of Missouri Athletic training center. 


Kiana graduated with a Bachelor of Arts in General Psychology and a minor in Statistics from the University of Missouri in Columbia, Missouri. Her senior honors thesis focused on exploring the role of mentorship, sense of belonging and non-discriminatory campus climates on leadership self-efficacy in black women collegians, and earned her psychology department and university honors.


She currently lives in Bloomington, IL. 

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