Kayla, originally from Richmond, Virginia, has a keen interest in autoimmunity research and is particularly intrigued by immunological approaches to addressing autoimmunity and diabetes. Finding joy in the company of wonderful individuals with whom she can share laughter and fun experiences is of utmost importance to her. Kayla’s diverse range of interests includes climbing, hiking, discovering new restaurants, and exploring coffee shops. She thrives in the great outdoors, reveling in the beauty of nature, and whenever possible, she indulges her passion for travel. During her alone time, Kayla finds solace in going to the movies, embarking on explorations of new cities, and engaging in workouts. When surrounded by friends, she delights in activities such as volleyball matches, climbing adventures, discovering new culinary delights, and engaging in the wholesome experience of fruit picking.