What have you been up to since graduation?
I served one year of AmeriCorps with the Mentoring to Access Corps in Lansing before moving to Detroit to work in marketing with the Michigan Science Center& Eastern Market Partnership. I recently finished a website that is a greatportfolio of my past few years of work so check out morykwas.com for more!
What are you currently doing now?
I'm currently the Marketing Manager at Eastern Market Partnership, the 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization that manages Detroit's historic Eastern Market. I'vebeen in this role for just over three years now and I'm proud to represent such asignificant neighborhood, gathering spot, and cultural center. In my spare time, I produce music and DJ all around Detroit. I'm happy with the balance that I havefound between maintaining a career path while allowing myself time to pursuemy passions.
How do you integrate social justice into your life post college?
I have been fortunate to make my career thus far at places that value socialjustice but on top of that, it is important to focus on inclusivity. One of my mentors expressed to me that diversity pertains to who is at the table andinclusion is how we treat those people once they're there. I try to make surethat everyone around me feels welcomed, respected, heard, promoted, anduplifted, even in the small details of my work.
What is your favorite memory about MCSP?
There are so many but the top one has to be creating the "MCSP" song and music video! David joked with a few of us who were musicians in MCSP abouthow we should make a theme song for the program and we took his recommendation to heart. We wrote the song in my dorm room, recorded it inthe soundproof booths in the East Quad basement (before the remodel), andfilmed the video in the hallways. Maybe someone should make a new song forthe program as we head into the next decade...