Loyola University Chicago

Student Diversity & Multicultural Affairs

Division of Student Development

Kimani Goheen

Class Standing: Senior

Major(s): English

Minor(s): African American/African Diaspora Studies

Personal Pronouns: She, Her, Hers

Kimani is serving as one of the four LUCES Scholars for the 2017-2018 academic year. Originally from Morrison, Colorado, Kimani is currently completing her Bachelors of Arts in English Literature with a minor in African Diaspora Studies. She is a devoted writer and creator, and has recently started an Art Collective inspired by the LUCES Program and Mission. She is a self published poet, and is found writing most of the time. 

Kimani found LUCES through her older sister, an Alum of Loyola and the program. The space has truly facilitated her growth in herself, her community, and her journey in self discovery as a Woman of Color. Her participation in the space has fueled her passion for writing, and encouraging everyone around her to be their most authentic selves, and embrace the vulnerability that is such a huge part of Women of Color’s strength. She plans to cultivate that authentic vulnerability and strength to create more spaces to uplift her fellow women of color. When she as some free time, you can usually find her in the SDMA resource room, working on one of her many projects, listening to her extensive music collection, or reading one of her favorite books.