Kessie recently graduated from Concordia University with a BFA in Art History, she is now pursuing her Master’s degree in the same university. Former president of the Haitian Students Association of Concordia (HSAC) ,she has coordinated various events focusing on the intergenerational transmission of knowledge and history within the Haitian community. She is an active member of the Haitian community here in Montreal and a dedicated volunteers at the CIDIHCA (Centre International de Documentation et d’Information Haitienne, Caribéenne et Afro-Canadienne).She is currently a research assistant on the Ville Extraordinaire project in collaboration with Concordia’s Centre for Oral History and Digital Storytelling and CIDIHCA, where she is recording the oral histories of Haitian elders who lived in Montreal before 1980’s. Her research interests explores how historical amnesia affects the construction of identity of Haitian artists , focusing on artists from the diaspora here in Montreal.