Kayla is a doctoral student in the School of Engineering Education at Purdue University. Her research interest focuses on how to improve the culture of STEM disciplines to support students’ historically underrepresented. She has conducted research about the influence of informal STEM learning experiences on diverse students’ attitudes, beliefs, and perceptions of engineering, and the relationship between students’ interests and career aspirations. In addition, Kayla has 10 years of experience as a biomedical engineer. As a former division I track athlete, Kayla obtained her Bachelor’s from Syracuse University in bioengineering and her Master’s from Marquette University in Healthcare Technology Management.
At Girl Possible, Kayla is exploring: How might we build impact measurement into our program curriculum, for both our current and upcoming offerings?