Executive and Administrative Associate

Kayla is a proud bisexual, Black and Mexican American woman. She is an undergraduate at Saint Mary’s College of California and is working on her Bachelor’s of Arts in Women and Gender Studies. Her primary focus is on black feminist thought and she will be graduating in May 2019. She began her work with GSA Network as a high school student, helping to re-open her schools GSA and served as its president. She participated in Queer Youth Advocacy Training through YES, GAYLA and QYAD. At Saint Mary’s College, she served as a Gender Justice Leader at the Center for Women and Gender Equity, where she co-organized and lead events around education, sexual assault prevention, and creating spaces for people of marginalized identities. Kayla worked with her fellow students at SMC to bring “End the Silence” to life, a campus wide campaign and movement that demanded more from the administration to better serve minority students. She also worked as a performer and student director for V-Day at Saint Mary’s and as an assistant teaching artist of theatre education for elementary school students, bringing her passions for social justice, education and performing arts together. She is excited to continue her work with GSA Network and provide support for staff, programs and the youth they serve.