Born and raised in Princeton, N.C., Kyra Stanley ’21 says, “The deciding factor to come to Guilford was their network with a lot of nonprofits and the ability to have closer relationships with professors.” Plus, her love for and involvement in social-justice issues is the passion burning behind her academic focus.
“Growing up with less than others is what led me into this pathway, of having this want and need to help other people,” Kyra says. “I jumped around with being a teacher, a nurse, you know, the whole nine yards of people who help others!”
Kyra started as a Peace and Conflict Studies major, but her desire to be more active led to her switching to Community and Justice Studies. “[As a Peace and Conflict Studies major] I learned a lot about third-party intervention, mediation, and how to go about social-justice issues in a nonviolent way. You learn all that in Community and Justice Studies, too, plus you have the chance to get out and do something.”
And she’s really getting out there, trying to find her niche.