Kiesha Preston is a gender based violence educator and consultant from Roanoke Virginia. Her consulting work has allowed her to address issues of race and gender equity through partnering with organizations and agencies such as Me Too, The National Women’s Law Center, the Department of Justice, and the Department of Housing and Urban Development. In 2020 she wrote the Virginia Domestic Violence Victim’s Protection Act and changed state law, preventing housing discrimination against victims of economic abuse. That same year she spoke in the US House of Representatives for a Congressional briefing on Violence Against Women. She is the recipient of the 2022 NAACP Impactors of Excellence Award, the 2023 Dr. Martin Luther King Drum Major for Justice Award, and was named by Roanoker Magazine as one of Roanoke VA's 40 under 40 young professionals for 2023. She is a proud mom of 3 and studied music and theater at Hollins University.