Kayla began her work in advocacy in 2020 when the high-profile case of 16-year-old Cornelius Fredricks dying in a congregate care facility in Michigan became public. Kayla grew up in the Rio Grande Valley and currently resides in San Antonio, Texas. The 26-year-old is really hoping to gain connections and bipartisan support in the conservative state of Texas. She wants to learn terminology that appeals to members of Congress on both sides of the aisle and create innovative ideas from those with lived experience. She also hopes to learn how to talk and write in ways that excites people instead of seeming angry and defensive. Kayla is currently a certified dog trainer who is double majoring in biology/psychology and minoring in political science at Texas A&M University and Palo Alto College. Kayla is disabled so her service dog helps her a lot. A fun fact is her service dog is also a stigmatized breed as he is a pit bull. A quote she love is, “One person can make a difference and everyone should try,” said by President John F. Kennedy.