Kaara Baptiste is a freelance writer and student at the CUNY Graduate School of Journalism. She studied Psychology and African American Studies at Stanford University. She has worked in nonprofits as a researcher, program manager and fundraiser. As a reporter for the NYCity News Service, she covers the Coney Island section of Brooklyn, New York. There’s a special place in her heart for African American and Caribbean history and literature, cultural psychology, and education. And the occasional 90s-themed dance party.