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"All human beings are born free and equal in dignity and rights. They are endowed with reason and conscience and should act towards one another in a spirit of brotherhood."

Kira Brekke is a producer, writer and editor covering news, human rights and the LGBTQ community. She spent three and a half years working at HuffPost producing long and short-form videos, writing and copyediting articles and overseeing video distribution. She also managed the HuffPost YouTube channel and grew the subscriber base by 150,000 in six months by emphasizing SEO optimization and audience engagement. Most recently, Kira served as a production and distribution consultant at ThinkProgress to creatively strategize the development of their video team. Kira is committed to news and social justice.

In her free time, she teaches creative writing at a homeless youth crisis shelter in New York City. She graduated Magna Cum Laude from the University of Southern California with an honor's degree in Broadcast and Digital journalism and a minor in Human Rights with an emphasis in LGBTQ studies. Kira worked for Chain Camera Pictures on the Academy Award-nominated documentary, "The Invisible War," which revealed the epidemic of sexual assault in the U.S military.

To her, there's no better feeling than a good run.