So I believe this same person is also going by the name Maria Kirby or Maria Jeanette Kirby on KIK.
Their profile name is maria5591 and kmaria5591
She claims to live in West Palm Beach, Florida. Sort of the same back story, both parents are dead and she is working and going to school at Palm Beach Atlantic University.
She claims to be going on a school trip to Africa and will be there maybe 2-3 weeks to learn about their culture.
(Side Note: I've been playing along since Dec. 2018 with them till I can try and find the actual woman in the images)
Also I've already located another woman whom images this person is using and their face almost looks similar, but body type is different.
I will say if u have the time to play their long game with them I say do it and gather as much info, so we can help inform others. And most of all never send any large sums of money. (Note: u may have to sacrifice $5 - $10 to keep them talking)