Kayla grew up in Wisconsin and is a recent graduate of the University of Wisconsin-Madison where she studied Wildlife Ecology and Environmental Studies. She has previously worked as an undergraduate research assistant in a chemical ecology lab, an educator for Friends of Pheasant Branch Conservancy, and an intern with the Natural Resources Foundation of Wisconsin and the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources. In her senior year, she was the Vice President of the UW-Madison Student Chapter of The Wildlife Society. Kayla formed her passion for nature at five years old when she visited Yellowstone for the first time and continued to visit the mountains throughout her childhood. She looks forward to growing her experience in environmental education and hopes to build a sense of wonder and awe for nature in those she teaches. In her free time, Kayla enjoys hiking, kayaking, bird watching, working out, and crocheting!