What is your role at TLC? I serve as the Good Ground Associate for the Good Ground Initiative, TLC’s program aimed at offsetting the rapid loss of farmland and promoting the accessibility and retention of land for people of color seeking to own farms in the Triangle.
Kierra joined TLC in September 2021 after graduating from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill with majors in Spanish and Global Studies. While in school, she took classes centered around community agriculture, food security, and environmental justice, all of which instilled a passion for engaging with local producers of color. As the Good Ground Associate, Kierra supports the creation of opportunities for BIPOC individuals to become successful stewards of land. Outside of work, she enjoys discovering new music, spending time with friends and family, serving in her local ministry, and staying active.