Child of the Dominican Republic by way of the South Bronx, Kava is a writer, skateboarder, and community activist who seeks to expand the landscape of possibility for marginalized people at both local and global scales.

In 2017, Kava graduated cum laude from Macalester College with a Bachelor’s Degree in International Studies, minors in Philosophy and Portuguese* (Phi Lambda Beta), and a concentration in Critical Theory. She spent the first 15 months of her post-graduate life travelling the world to research and contribute to global women’s skateboarding movements as a Davis Peace Prize grant-winner and Thomas J Watson fellow. A native Spanish speaker, Kava is also fluent in Portuguese and speaks conversational French.

Kava is currently based in New York City.

Photo by Eliza Hatch of @cheerupluv.