Master of Social Work, University of Houston
Bachelor of Arts, Social Work, University of Kentucky
Kayla joined Student Transitions and Family Programs in September 2020 as a Program Advisor. In this role, she will serve as an advocate and advisor with first year students residing off-campus and first-generation students living on and off campus. She strives to implement diversity and inclusion program initiatives for marginalized students as well as foster a sense of belonging for students.
Through her graduate research Kayla found her passion in working to improve underrepresented minority and marginalized student retention rates in higher education, addressing the pipeline to prison and closing the achievement gap. A native of Lexington, KY, Kayla is currently a PhD student in the University of Kentucky’s Higher Education program. She enjoys her role with the University of Kentucky and loves making a difference in the lives of students.