Kayla is a 2021 recipient of the Marshall Scholarship, working on nuclear weapons and climate change policy at CSER, while also pursuing her MPhil in Politics and International Studies from Cambridge. She has worked for the past five years in nuclear policy, with a focus on cyber threats to nuclear arsenals and challenges to nuclear warhead verification for treaty purposes. Kayla was the 2019-20 recipient of the Fulbright United Kingdom Open Award, collaborating with the Foreign and Commonwealth Office as a member of several UK diplomatic delegations. She has previously worked at the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace, Sandia National Laboratories, and the United Nations. In her free time, she is a jazz and blues keyboardist.