Clarkie of the Week: Kaiomi Inniss


Krithi Vachaspati

Sara Conroy, Scarlet Staff

Kaiomi Inniss (‘19) is a Global Environmental Studies Major with a concentration in International Development and Social Change, as well as a minor in creative writing. Kaiomi was born in Trinidad and Tobago, but grew up in Barbados. She is the Vice President of the Caribbean and African Student Association, a member of International Students Association, and chair of the 3rd Culture Kids Conference. Kaiomi also works in admissions.  


Scarlet: Do you have a fun fact about yourself that you would like to share?

Kaiomi: You might have to come back to that one… Oh, well, once I got lost in the middle of the ocean on a paddle board!


Scarlet: Oh my gosh, do you go paddle boarding frequently?

Kaiomi: No, that was my first time. [Laughs] ITALICS


Scarlet: Can you describe Clark in one word?

Kaiomi: Impactful.


Scarlet: How has Clark impacted parts of your life?

Kaiomi: Clark has definitely made me more of an open-minded person, and inspired me to step out of my comfort zone and do things I wouldn’t normally do.


Scarlet: What are some of your favorite things to do on campus?

Kaiomi: I’m not sure if this counts, but I love going to Acoustic Java.


Scarlet: Of course, it does!

Kaiomi: I also like to go to improve and dance shows.


Scarlet: It is evident that you are doing a lot here on campus. What are some of your plans for life after Clark?

Kaiomi: Idealistically, to travel the African continent. Realistically, to get a job. [Laughs


Scarlet: Would you like that job to be abroad?

Kaiomi: Preferably, yes. My dream job would be to travel the world as a writer. That’s the dream.


Scarlet: That is an incredible dream job to have. Have you had any experiences in Worcester or on campus that had an influence on you and how you see the world?

Kaiomi: In my second year, I had to work with an organization called LIFT [Living in Freedom Together] for a class, and they helped sexually exploited women get back onto their feet. I got really involved in the women’s personal stories, and I saw a new side of a certain social issue.


Scarlet: If there was one thing that you wanted people to know about you, what would it be?

Kaiomi: That is a hard one. [Pause] ITALICS I am a shy person, but I am an outgoing person at the same time. Oh, or that I met Rihanna.


Scarlet: You have met Rihanna? How?

Kaiomi: So, Rihanna is from Barbados. So, I have met her there, but also her brother was in my class.


Thanks for the interview, Kaiomi!