Keyaira Lock


 Graduated: May 2014 Hometown: San Francisco, CA

Major: Sociology Minor: Music

Three Words: Determined, Intellectual, Charismatic

Why USF:

I fell in love with USF because of its passionate emphasis to social justice within and outside the classroom. USF was the school that provided me a private Jesuit education and small class sizes so that I am able to get personal attention from my professors. It had a small beautiful campus with a large and diverse community that I could find my own community within. Most importantly, USF is also located in the greatest city in the world!

USF Involvement:

  • Magis Emerging Leadership Program
  • USF Women's Rugby Club
  • Black Student Union - Community Action Chair
  • Sister Connection
  • Esther Madriz Diversity Scholars
  • Esther Madriz Activist Scholars - VP of Fundraising
  • College Players
  • WORD!
  • GO Team

Benefits of Involvement:

I have learned how to be confident in my own abilities. I have come into my own as a young adult and a student leader by becoming involved in clubs and activities I am connected to. By putting myself out there and giving my all into the greater USF community allowed me to find my passion in life. We are here to learn, so by engaging in many activities has taught me how to navigate throughout society as a responsible human being.


I believe a leader is someone who is able to stand alone when no one is willing to stand with you. If and when you do have individuals by your side, you guide them with care, listen to their needs and ideas, and communicate effectively and honestly, and know how and when to ask for help.  A leader knows what it means to be apart of a community: to be reliable, to communicate well, to be able to stand out and lead without becoming overbearing. I have become much more confident in myself and my abilities by involving myself in clubs and organizations that I was deeply invested in.

Advice to First Year Students:

The best thing you can do at USF is get involved. It engages your academic and social appeals and allows you to be an individual who stands out on campus instead of blends in. Many more opportunities present themselves which are great networking techniques. By getting involved you will officially earn your inauguration into the USF community.

Favorite Place in City: Mission

Random Fact: I can turn my pinky finger 180 degrees! :)