Born and raised in Ann Arbor MI, Katie Kennedy is a 2017 graduate from the University of Michigan. Majoring in Art History and minoring in Urban Studies, she hopes to inspire communities through celebrating, preserving, and teaching local histories. Katie helps lead Students4Justice, participated in an independent study on the History of US Black Expression, facilitated art therapy classes in detention centers, conducted peer-led immersion programs, and earned a cultural studies concentration in African Studies. Katie also participated in Semester in Detroit, interning at the Detroit Historical society. In her spare time, Katie is a lacrosse player, activist, and artist specializing in mixed media. Passionate about education, she consults with local elementary and middle schools to develop diverse and inclusive curriculum. Katie plans to pursue a Ph.D in Art History, studying how Black visual expression can be used as a tool for Black liberation.