Keira grew up in the northwest corner of Connecticut. She holds a Bachelor of Arts with honours in Literature and a minor in Fine Arts from Bishop’s University in Lennoxville, Québec, Canada and a Master of Arts in Literary Studies from Trinity College in Hartford, Connecticut. Her MA thesis, titled “Paper Planes: Textual Travel and Transnational Dialogue in Selected Essays by Thomas King”, is focused on the connection between narrative and sovereignty for Indigenous Peoples in North America. She is a 2015 alumna of the Indigenous Studies Summer Program in Indigenous Peoples’ Rights and Policy at Columbia University and a 2017 alumna of the Dialogo Global: Decolonizing Knowledge and Power summer school at the Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona. Keira serves as a session chair in the “American Indian Literatures and Cultures” field of the Popular and American Culture Association’s annual national conference.