Assistant Program Coordinator
Kioka joined the Futures and Options team as an Assistant Program Coordinator in April 2019. She is also currently pursuing a Masters degree in Nonprofit Management at The New School with the clear motivation to use her change agent skills to do more.
As a career changer, Kioka's first profession was in Interior Design. Six years ago, she took a leap of faith and left the design world to follow her passion for youth development and empowerment. She designed and taught middle school students a S.T.E.A.M. curriculum based on fundamental Interior Design skills as an Activity Specialist with the Sports & Arts Foundation after school and summer programs. Simultaneously, she was a Teacher Assistant at Bronx Global Learning Institute for Girls. She sincerely believes that with genuine support, strategic guidance and transformative opportunities, young people can and will change the current paradigm of inequity and oppression in the world.