Sókenítch (When it Rains) by Kianna Burke


kiannaKianna Burke is currently the Dartmouth College Native American Program Coordinator. She is a recent graduate of Dartmouth College with a degree in Native American Studies modified with Music. After graduating, Class of 2012, she worked at an alternative high school where she led a Digital Music Class and a Martial Arts Class. Burke is a certified Martial Arts Instructor in Isshin-Ryu and has studied the Japanese art form for over ten years. As a Sensei she encourages confidence and leadership in students by spotlighting their strengths and fostering a collaborative learning environment. Her interest in music performance and composition led her to Tanglewood, the summer home of the Boston Symphony Orchestra. There, she worked as a guide to the Berkshire music experience and provided backstage security for musicians from across the nation.

Burke is a lifelong learner and has a passion for exploring the world through many diverse activities including:  snowboarding, beading, wild mushroom hunting, teaching, painting, figure skating, hiking, writing, rock climbing, cooking, gardening, dancing, and laughing. As the Native American Program Coordinator, Kianna aims to empower students through collaboration and innovation.

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