Portfolio for Blacks
Kiana Atkins is the Principal Strategist for the Black Employment Portfolio in the Office of Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion (EDI) at the National Institutes of Health (NIH).
As a DEIA practitioner, Kiana wholeheartedly believes in the importance of creating a culture of belonging for all employees through intentional, inclusive practices. Her credo is as follows: employees are an organization's greatest asset, an equitable workplace for all employees is possible through proactive, strategic, and collaborative partnerships.
Prior to joining EDI, Kiana worked as a Diversity & Inclusion Analyst for the Census Bureau's Equal Employment Opportunity and Diversity & Inclusion Office. In that role, she worked to advance strategic efforts on diversity, equity, inclusion, and accessibility (DEIA) across all operations. Kiana is a skilled DEIA trainer and facilitator with expertise teaching inclusive leadership, unconscious bias, and the proactive prevention of discrimination, harassment, retaliation.
Kiana is a Maryland native and holds a Bachelor's degree in Business Analytics. She is a believer in practicing mindfulness and all things inspirational. In her spare time, Kiana enjoys hiking, reading, yoga, and music that soothes the soul.