Kia Hall is a Ph.D. candidate in international relations at American University in Washington, DC with an anticipated graduation date of May 2014. Her research in international development, funded by a Fulbright research grant, took her into the Afro-indigenous Garifuna community of Honduras, where she studied grassroots development. As an extension of this research, Kia launched a fund- and awareness-raising web campaign about the makers of ereba (or cassava bread in English) in the Iriona region of Honduras. Previously, she studied computer and information science (M.S., Temple University) and mathematics (B.A., Sarah Lawrence College). After graduation, Kia plans to continue researching development challenges for marginalized populations and advocating for social justice.