During her time in the 49ers STEM Leadership Institute, Kayla has been able to develop both her soft and hard skills. After six years in the program, she has participated in the numerous workshops and opportunities that have been offered, such as Tech Challenge and FIRST Tech Challenge. Kayla is grateful for her experiences working on teams, surrounded by peers who are both supportive and passionate in what they do. Working within such a positive space, Kayla was able to take what she learned from her peers and apply them to herself, so that she could grow as a person, developing important skills like leadership, collaboration, and teamwork.
Outside of STEM and academics, Kayla has been in the Santa Clara Youth Commission where she has worked alongside peers, serving her community. It is through this that she found her love for giving back and helping others. In addition, Kayla likes to spend time with her family and travel. In the future, she hopes to expand her view of the world by visiting different countries and learning more about various cultures.