By: Lexie Newhouse
“Keep an open mind and stay connected with your professors. They truly want to see you grow.” – Kiara Henry
Graduating with a Bachelor of Arts in Journalism and a minor in Entrepreneurship, Kiara Henry is both a creative story teller and entrepreneur.
For the past year, she has served as President of the Collegiate Entrepreneurs’ Organization (CEO) for Georgia State campus, providing students access to entrepreneurial resources and opportunities while coordinating workshops and speaker series.
In fall 2019, Henry accepted a position with the Office of Donor Relations, completing photography assignments for the editor of the GSU “EmeriTies” newsletter. She assisted the Emeriti Association webmaster with the current redesign of the Emeriti Association website.
Henry also volunteered at the City of Atlanta’s Women’s Entrepreneurship Initiative (WEI) 2019 cohort graduation, which turned into an internship with WEI alum Kelli Kelley’s Brnd Method Media Group.
Most recently, Henry launched Upstart Branding with co-founder and Georgia State alum Donnell Ray (B.I.S. ‘19) in March 2020. Their business specializes in building brand identities and content for startup companies.
When asked about her favorite ENI memory, Henry recalled the inviting environment of the ENI office. “I always felt like I was at home,” said Henry, “I could pop into anyone’s office and leave with new knowledge or direction.”
Following graduation, Henry plans to continue scaling Upstart Branding and hosting another virtual entrepreneurship conference in the fall. Learn more about the April 2020 InterConnect Conference, co-collaborated by CEO at Georgia State, where Henry participated as a panelist here.
Congratulations again to Kiara Henry for all that you have accomplished at Georgia State and beyond!
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Take the time to read the other inspiring ENISenior2020 stories in this series like Sharee Stephen and Santi George.