Kayla is from Pennsylvania. She was mainstreamed at West Allegheny High. Kayla has been incredibly active in her community. Over the last 6 years, she has educated over 1000 people yearly about deafness. She has also been involved as a volunteer at the Angel Ridge Animal Sanctuary. Kayla excelled in school with a 4.0 high school GPA, while also taking some college classes at Robert Morris University. In addition to her studies, she was active in numerous extra-curricular activities. This includes involvement in the theater as well as various activities around the arts. She leveraged her interest and expertise in this area to put together a video to educate others about hearing loss, thats now on YouTube and has gotten recognized nationally. She also helped in the guidance office in high school, and was a member of the National Honor Society. Kayla will be attending the Rochester Institute of Technology and currently plans a career to become a 3D modeler and digital designer.