Kayla Buchanan is a Biology major with a minor in Sociology and Global Health at Middlebury College. She hopes to use her biological studies of trauma and mental health to better understand and combat the social implications of racism in academia. She is specifically interested in the rise of “Black at ____” pages that are dedicated to detailing the marginalized and often ignored experiences of BIPOCs in predominantly white institutions. She is also interested in examining digital storytelling methods through podcasting, looking specifically at the BLCKGRLMGC podcast created by two black female students at Middlebury in which they detail how their identity shapes the way they move through their institution. Kayla is a New York native and enjoys playing the ukulele and travelling.