Kayla joined Mikva Challenge as an apprentice from Public Allies in October 2021, and adopted her full-time role as the Citywide Youth Council Coordinator after the close of her service term 10 months later. Born and raised in Mid-Michigan, Kayla relocated to Chicago in hopes of pursuing her passions for youth work and political advocacy. A graduate from Michigan State University’s Journalism School with a knack for communication, she combines her skillset to support Mikva’s youth councils every step of the way.