Walker-Dunn is the recipient of the Student of the Semester Award for spring
“Niara” means “was created for a greater purpose” in Swahili. She believes
that to be true. In her studies at IUP she has found an interest in sexuality,
gender, spirituality, and culture.
Niara is a senior, graduating this fall with a
dual degree in Religious Studies and Psychology. She is a proud member of the McNair Scholars
Program and is a gifted poet and writer. She is passionate about social
justice, using her skills and
education to empower marginalized communities.
After she graduates from IUP, Niara
plans to go to graduate school to pursue a master’s degree in Counseling.