Kaden Peebles is a magna cum laude graduate of the University of Central Arkansas, where she was selected as the History Department 2021-2022 Student of the Year. During her time at UCA, her research was selected to be presented at the Quoined Corner Research and Creative Activity Online Symposium.
She is from Nashville, Arkansas and a member of the First United Methodist Church.
Kaden’s professional experience includes working as an investigator for the Arkansas Attorney General’s Office, a bank teller for First Security Bank, and an intern for the law firms of Steel, Wright, Gray, PLLC, and Green and Gillespie, Attorneys at Law.
Kaden is Co-Founder and President of The Unseen Faithful, a nonprofit for pediatric oncology patient siblings launched in 2021, whose mission is to recognize and spark joy for siblings through monthly “Happy Mail.”
An avid volunteer, Kaden loves serving the hospital closest to her heart, Arkansas Children’s Hospital. Since 2015, she has served as an ACH Patient Ambassador, representing teen and young adult patience of Arkansas. Since 2016, she has been a member of ACH Circle of Friends, planning events and raising funds for the hospital, and has served on the ACH Youth Advisory Council, leading the implementation of patient Wi-Fi and handicap-accessible doors. Kaden was chosen as the 2018 Arkansas Children’s Hospital Foundation Rookie of the Year.
Since 2016, she has represented the Make-a-Wish Foundation as a Make-a-Wish Ambassador.
Kaden has received numerous awards for her volunteerism and community activism, including being selected as the 2018-2019 Nashville Arkansas Chamber of Commerce Community Hero and receiving the 2016 Spirit of the Scrapper Award. Kaden has also represented foster children in Faulkner County, Arkansas, as a Court Appointed Special Advocate (CASA) since 2021.
A three-time cancer survivor, Kaden is the author of a memoir, One True Scrapper, which is set to release after spring finals. Her goal in volunteering and in writing about her experiences fighting cancer is to spread awareness and support others going through tough times.