Kayla received her B.S. in Biology from Penn State in 2010 and later received her Master of Education and teaching certification from Edinboro University in 2011. Following graduation, Kayla spent time in the classroom as a middle and secondary science teacher. Outside of the traditional classroom, she designed numerous online courses in middle school science for Blended Schools, a not-for-profit company that provides K-12 curriculum. Kayla has been serving Mercyhurst University for the past five years as the instructional designer for the Ridge College, where she has been leading the analysis, design, development, delivery, and evaluation of all online courses.
Kayla stays busy outside of work enjoying family life with her husband, two children, and German shorthaired pointer.