Kierra McCray (Kay) is an educator, humanitarian, member of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority Inc., and visionary/founder of Purpose and PowHER, a nonprofit located in North East Florida whose mission is to design a safe, equitable and inclusive system that will build the next generation of global leaders through advocacy and hands-on based research programs that provides young women of color with skills and knowledge to set goals, overcome obstacles and improve academic performance. Purpose and PowHER is a part of her pledge to inspire girls to discover their dreams and to become all they were created to be. Currently, Kay works in the Florida college system and serves as the Program and Development officer for the Unite Design Lab with the University of North Florida. Kierra lives in Jacksonville, Florida, where she enjoys reading, traveling, and volunteering. She is a graduate of Bethune Cookman University where she received a Bachelor of Arts in Mass Communication and is currently pursuing a Masters of Higher Education Administration from the University of North Florida intending to become a University President and Leadership Development Consultant. Kay remains a passionate advocate for education, social justice, continuous professional development, and lifelong learning.