Ciarra Kennedy was born in Duplin County, NC. Even though she grew up in an exceedingly small town, she is extremely outgoing and has never met a stranger. She is highly active in her church where she helps lead her youth group and is on the praise and worship team. Ciarra is a current communication studies major at UNC Wilmington with a minor in business and will graduate in December with a bachelor’s degree in Arts.
She currently is employed by Rooks Dentistry, Grace Covenant Church and Beautifully You by Kat Delos Santos, Nails Salon where she manages all their social media outlets. Through her studies at UNCW she has gained so much knowledge in IMC. She has taken many different IMC classes like strategic writing and message design which will help her in the career path she is waiting to pursue after graduation. She also has Hootsuite Platform certification and has skills in team leadership and communication. Upon graduation, she plans to own her own business managing social media accounts for different companies and organizations. Additionally, she would like to start an event planning business. Being that her degree is broad, but she has pursued classes that best fit her interests, she is well prepared for the path ahead.
Her brand desire is to maintain a personal, professional and positive image on social media and in the real world. She wishes to always stay vulnerable during the good and bad while also remaining positive and joyful during every circumstance. She desires to cultivate and shape her own life in a way that others will see her life as a light in a world that tends to be dark at times.