As a former interior designer, the field of education and youth development is Kioka’s second career path. She transitioned into education following her desire to make an impact by actively participating in the movement to address systemic education and societal inequities. Prior to joining Summer Search, she was a Career Advisor at Borough of Manhattan Community College where she advised students on career choices, readiness skills and job search tools such as resume and cover letters; creating LinkedIn profiles. Prior to BMCC, she was a Program Coordinator working with NYC high school students at a non-profit organization facilitating career-readiness workshops and coordinating city-wide, paid internship opportunities. Kioka believes every student deserves access to opportunities that can propel them toward fulfilling their dreams.
During the summer months, you can find Kioka enjoying NYC’s outdoor concerts, festivals and flea markets. She also enjoys biking, dancing and thrift store shopping. Her next venture is to break into the voiceover industry.