Kayla is an experienced non-profit professional whose work centers on the intersection of environment and public health. Kayla utilizes expertise in urban planning and public health to support local interventions that aim to increase public safety in areas of high crime and violence in Brooklyn. Kayla works with at-risk youth to reimagine unused, neglected spaces in their neighborhood and transform them into attractive public spaces. She is a graduate of the University of Michigan-Ann Arbor, obtaining a dual Masters in Urban Planning and Masters in Public Health. She is also a graduate of Spelman College, where she earned a Bachelor’s in Environmental Studies.