Keanna has an incredible commitment to community service. She works closely with Weber Gallagher’s Pro Bono Committee and takes part in various family and social justice initiatives in Pittsburgh region.
Thomas told police she collected her daughter from her sister’s house after drinking multiple alcoholic beverages and put her into her own bed to sleep alongside her, according to arrest documents.
Early Life and Education
Keanna obtained her law degree from Duquesne University’s Thomas R. Kline School of Law. As part of her pro bono work, Keanna has assisted clients with name changes, expungements and family law matters. In addition, she supports women and families through Sigma Gamma Rho Sorority membership in Pittsburgh.
Jennifer hails from North Carolina and spends her free time hiking, camping, stargazing and enjoying nature in her free time. She enjoys working with children and holds the AMI 2.5-6 year-old diploma. Since joining MMCS in 2021 as lower elementary teacher she has now moved up into primary classroom teaching role.
She specializes in class action and complex commercial litigation, representing correctional healthcare companies and professionals. Additionally, her practice covers civil rights litigation, employment disputes and general liability cases.
After graduating, she signed with the Los Angeles Sparks of the Women’s National Basketball Association and has played on their roster for two years.
Before joining the A Tulsa Drillers of the WNBA, she held roles at both Rancho Cucamonga Storm (AA) and Tulsa Drillers (WNBA). At Rancho Cucamonga Storm she excelled, hitting.285/.355/.497 over 127 games for AA Rancho Cucamonga Storm with 35 doubles, 7 triples, and 19 home runs – impressive numbers indeed!
She spent the previous seven seasons in Connecticut under Curt Miller as head coach of the Sun, amassing career averages of 9.6 points, 2.8 rebounds and 3.7 assists en route to receiving honors such as All-Defensive first team honors as well as All-Star awards from Curt Miller himself. With one more year remaining on her contract with the Sparks – alongside fellow UConn alum Katie Lou Samuelson and Chennedy Carter – she will now join Katie Lou Samuelson and Chennedy Carter amongst others in her squad!
Achievement and Honors
Keanna Thomas is an accomplished athlete with an exceptional academic track record. She earned the Marine Corps Scholastic Excellence Award, given to students who demonstrate courage, poise and self confidence. Additionally, Keanna competed as three-sport athlete at high school: track and field, volleyball and hockey.
In 2022-2021, she played for Fenerbahce Oznur Kablo of Turkey and helped them win a Turkish Basketball Superleague (KBSL) championship. Additionally, she was part of two meets in which scores exceeded 9.85 on her UC Davis gymnastics team membership roster.
She was also honored with being honored to BHSU’s Honor Roll for 23EW6 term and competed in the national Junior Science and Humanities Symposium – an important competition that showcases scientific and humanities research done by high school students.
On June 18, 23-year-old Keanna Thomas, was arrested for the death of her infant daughter. Thomas left her daughter at her sister’s home before heading out for drinks with friends before coming back home and collecting the baby herself and taking it home where she placed it in the middle of her bed before falling asleep, according to arrest documents.
Family members awoke several hours later and discovered she was on the floor, unresponsive and face down in pillows. A subsequent autopsy determined she died due to positional asphyxiation.
Thomas leaves behind her mother, two siblings (a brother and a sister), her son and granddaughter as well as an incredible legacy. Those who knew Thomas noted her exceptional gifts and talents.
Keana Thomas is an esteemed actress and model who has built up an enormous following online. She has appeared in films like Replicant and Posthumous as well as American Zealot (2016) starring alongside Liam Neeson.
Connecticut traded Thomas along with a 2023 first-round draft pick and Olivia Nelson-Ododa (center). This move enabled Connecticut to offload his $190,000.00 debt owing by 2023.
Keana Thomas currently boasts an estimated net worth of $5 Million and is known for her generous giving, having donated to numerous institutions like Lincoln Center, Museum of Modern Art, Whitney Museum of American Art and Cardozo Law School at Yeshiva University – in addition to being a trustee for Roden Crater project.