Kenya Wagstaffe is an admissions associate at an independent school in Brooklyn, New York.
An advocate for the less fortunate and disadvantaged, Kenya has worked in the Albany, NY community as a social worker in a public high school and residential treatment facility for neglected children. Kenya spends some of her time outside of work mentoring youth, volunteering abroad, and supporting the annual NYC AIDS Walk campaign.
Kenya graduated from the University at Albany with a Bachelors of Arts in Africana Studies and a Masters in Social Work. In 2011, she spent nine weeks in Tanzania, East Africa teaching HIV/AIDS prevention and sustainable agriculture to secondary school students and adults of the Maasai tribal community. In 2016, Kenya volunteered on a medical mission trip to Jeremie, Haiti for Hurricane Matthew relief efforts, in which she aided in donating clothes and hygienic products, as well as serving hot food to families in need.
In her free time, Kenya likes to travel, read, and connect with people across all cultures and walks of life.
Kenya’s desire to give back to her parents’ birthplace of Westmoreland, Jamaica is what led her to Cornerstone JA. She looks forward to working alongside other passionate individuals towards the common goal of strengthening Jamaica.