Hailing from Metro Detroit, Kayla joined the Independent Journal team as a reporter in 2015. Kayla attended Oakland University in Rochester, MI and graduated cum laude in 2014 with a degree in communication and journalism. After graduation, Kayla was awarded a media relations fellowship at a global security and intelligence firm in Washington, D.C. Most recently, she was a reporter and fill-in anchor for a local NBC station in Maryland, but decided to transition into the world of online media. When she's not working, you'll find her playing with her yellow lab, Maggie, running, traveling or scrolling through Twitter.