Kayla is a recent graduate of George Washington University, where she earned a bachelor’s degree in International Affairs, Middle East Studies and Political Science. Before transferring to GW, Kayla attended a community college in Chicago where she became fascinated with cases of speakers who were kicked off campus and denied their right to free speech. At GW, she worked with student organizations to bring speakers to campus and encourage others to seek out a variety of viewpoints. Before coming to  FIRE, Kayla interned at multiple think tanks focused on Middle East policy. She most recently interned for the White House’s Office of National Drug Control Policy where she worked on a team dedicated to combating the U.S. opioid epidemic. In her free time, Kayla volunteers for Dysautonomia International, a nonprofit dedicated to finding a cure and raising awareness for autonomic nervous system disorders. Kayla loves attending political conferences throughout D.C. and hopes to stay in the city for the long term.