Name 

Tyler Kearns 

Pronouns 

He/Him/His 

District 

New York 

Hometown and State/Country 

Fultonville, NY 

College/University Information 

University 

St. Lawrence University

Year in School 

Senior

Major(s)/Minor(s) 

Conservation Biology Major/ Mathematics Minor 

Career ambition after college: 

Working with endangered animal species in breeding programs to restore populations while working in animal rescue and rehabilitation. 

Any clubs or campus activities you are involved in outside of CKI: 

-Biology Teaching Assistant -Co-ed Volleyball -SLU Democrats -SLU LGBTQ+ Club (Spectrum) -Advocates (SA and DV awareness) 

CKI Questions 

Why did you join CKI? 

I joined CKI because it just seemed a natural step in my community service journey after being in Key Club and Builders Club. CKI offered a new environment to serve my new college community. St. Lawrence University CKI also felt very different from what I was expecting from a CKI club, so it was a great way to fall into the SLU community. 

Please list any past CKI leadership experience 

-NY Northern LTG -International KFam Committee Member -NY Alumni and Kiwanis Family Committee Secretary -NY Awards Committee Secretary -St. Lawrence University CKI Membership Chair -International Trustee  

Why did you decide to run for the international board? 

I wanted to help shift the direction that CKI was going in before COVID — and help bounce back as an organization after we return to normal. I want to see CKI break into mainstream college culture, and to do that, we need to switch it up a bit. 

What are you most looking for to this year? 

I'm so excited to attend a bunch of different CKI events in person! 

What do you like most about CKI? 

CKI offers a chance to be involved with a brand-new college setting through volunteer work but still offers a familiar network of people while introducing new friends as well. 

Favorite CKI Memory 

Either New York District Large Scale Service Project 2018 or SLU CKI Trunk or Treat 2020! 

Miscellaneous Information 

Favorite movie or tv show 

TV Show: Pose or Letterkenny  

Movie: Mamma Mia 

Favorite book 

Simple Acts to Save Our Planet 

Favorite food or snack 

Hot Cheetos and Gummy Bears 

Hobbies outside of CKI 

Hiking, kayaking, raising plants, cooking 

Who is your hero and why? 

I find a lot of inspiration in the lives of Eleanor Roosevelt and Frida Kahlo. They’re both great examples of living your true self, being headstrong in the best way and being loud when others tell you to be quiet. 

Somewhere you'd like to travel in the future 

I would love to go hiking across South America! 

Favorite animal 

Manatee 

Do you collect anything? 

Crystals and vinyl records 

Something people might not know about you? 

I love tattoos and the art behind them. I have a tattoo that is accidentally related to Danny DeVito  

Any hidden talents? 

I can play most brass instruments! 

Best advice ever given to you 

A Rubik's Cube cannot be solved one side at a time. 

What did you want to be when you grew up? 

I wanted to be the American version of Steve Irwin. 

Anything else you want to share? 

Please send music, plant and tattoo recommendations!