Kayla started in July 2020 as the Restorative Justice Coordinator in conjunction with the Multicultural Youth Program. She collaborates with community organizations to increase the use of restorative justice practices among youth with a focus on the Winooski School District.
Prior to Spectrum, she worked at COTS Family Shelter and volunteered with the Restorative Justice Panel in Winooski. She spent time researching alternative dispute resolution in Cambodia with the Cambodian Human Rights and Development Association and Liberia with The Carter Center. She also taught English to college students as a Peace Corps volunteer in China.
Kayla received a Master’s degree in Conflict Resolution and Coexistence at the Heller School at Brandeis University. Her undergraduate education is in Sociology and Global Studies.
She grew up in California and has lived in Burlington since May 2018. She enjoys traveling, practicing gymnastics, reading, and baking cookies.