Introduction Kalaya Sibley

Kalaya Sibley

Greetings everyone! I am Kalaya Sibley, a junior mass communications major, political science minor, pre-law at the illustrious Dillard University in New Orleans, Louisiana. I am originally from Dallas, Texas born and raised. I am beyond ecstatic and grateful for the opportunity to have been selected as one of the summer 2021 interns for the National Diversity Council!

As a student who attends a historically Black college university, diversity is a major topic amongst my community. I am a person who loves advocacy work, passionate about basic human rights, and communications. So much so, I currently serve as a Next Generation fellow for the In Our Own Voice: National Black Women’s Reproductive Justice Agenda in D.C. One thing I am learning whilst in such organizations is that diversity is multidimensional. As a person who fights strongly for basic human rights, diversity is another avenue for me to channel my passions. I hope to apply my communication and writing skills from Dillard University.

When I stumbled across the National Diversity Council I.M.P.A.C.T internship, I immediately hit the apply button. I knew that an opportunity such as this would be too exhilarating to pass on. I believe it is imperative to curate a space for people to be expressive, and unapologetically themselves, and that’s exactly what the organization exemplifies. The very mission that the organization represents aligns with my forte: advocacy. Not to mention, the non-profit organization aligns with my aspirations for becoming a stronger writer, and candidate for the workforce.

This summer, I seek to gain further experience and knowledge of the world of public relations, journalism, social media, marketing and advertising. I am excited to begin this journey with the National Diversity Council, for I know it will be a rewarding one!