Kayla was formerly the Protégé to Senior Lauren Preski and will assume the position of Co-President for the upcoming school year 2020-2021. As Co-President, Kayla will serve in managing the Executive Board as well as WLI’s monthly meetings, events, and initiatives. From Baltimore, Maryland, she is a rising sophomore studying Political Science. 

Aside from her work with WLI, Kayla is involved in a myriad of other organizations throughout campus as an Orientation leader, RA, and CID work-study student. In these positions and in her personal life, she demonstrates her passions for criminal justice reform, women’s rights, free and fair elections, ending police brutality, and fighting climate change. 

Kayla was introduced to WLI through Ms. Natalie Walker Brown, M.S., Director for Inclusion and Diversity Educational Achievement (IDEA), who suggested she attend our “Linkedin Workshop” Monthly Meeting. She wants students to know that WLI is more than just a club. To Kayla, it’s a community, a safe haven, “where you can feel how you want to feel and talk without worrying if people are going to judge you.” She says WLI is, “like the girl band you never knew you needed.” 

One of Kayla’s favorite memories with WLI was Professional Development Day 2020. She felt very empowered being surrounded by women who are incredibly determined and hardworking in their professional fields. Being able to be outspoken about her aspirations and discuss issues like racial profiling and gender discrimination in the work place made Kayla feel that it was truly a space for her. Post graduation, she plans on attending law school to become a family court lawyer.