As WIA’s Senior Manager of Government Affairs, Kayla has a professional background in public safety and corporate security and formerly served as a 9-1-1 dispatcher. Kayla holds a bachelor’s degree in Administration of Justice from Howard University, a master’s degree in Criminology from The George Washington University, and a Juris Doctorate from Howard University School of Law. Kayla specialized in telecommunications law and public policy and has experience working at the FCC and on Capitol Hill.
She is interested in issues that concern public safety communications as well as broadband access and digital literacy. Her work at WIA primarily involves external affairs and strategic third-party outreach. Kayla currently serves as Co-Chair of the Federal Communications Bar Association (FCBA) Homeland Security & Emergency Communications Committee, Co-Director of Programs for the Women’s Wireless Leadership Forum where she oversees the Aspire Mentorship Program, Co-Chair of Women in Government Relations Telecom, Tech & IP Task Force, and Communications Chair of the State Government Affairs Council. Kayla also serves on the FCBA Diversity Pipeline Task Force and the Nominations Committee.