Kiana Richards

Kiana Richards lives in Chicago and is pursuing a career in real estate. Kiana is an alumnus of the Chicago Summer Business Institute program (CSBI) and points to CSBI as a reason for her success as an adult. While part of the program, Kiana interned with the City of Chicago which gave her the opportunity to attend a City Hall meeting where she was able to observe how buildings in the city get their building permits. This inspired her to go to grad school in commercial real estate. She believes the program showed her how to be more self-sufficient, a skill that has continued to serve her in the years since completing the program. The program helped her remain focused and taught her valuable time-management skills.