Kamaria Porter

IMG_3912Kamaria Porter is pursuing a Ph.D. in Higher Education at the University of Michigan’s Center for the Study of Higher and Postsecondary Education.  After graduating from the University of Notre Dame with a B.A. in History, Kamaria  worked as a community organizer with the Industrial Areas Foundation in Chicago.  Focusing on increasing affordable housing and health care access in Illinois, Kamaria recruited and trained leaders from Chicago-area religious institutions to build local campaigns, organize public assemblies, and launch non-partisan electoral efforts.  At Loyola University Chicago, she earned her M.Ed. in higher education and became involved sexual assault prevention efforts as a rape crisis counselor. Kamaria’s research interests include sexual health and violence prevention, college access for underrepresented students, and diversity experiences.  For fun, Kamaria enjoys watching and writing about movies and television shows, playing golf, and reading.