Postpartum Doula Training – DONA International
Red Cross First Aid, CPR Level C, and AED Training
Bachelor of Science in Biology and Biotechnology – U of S
Bachelor of Arts in Psychology – U of S
Master of Science in Animal Genetics and Immunology – U of S
Performance and Training Highlights
Helping to start the Comfort Room and Parents on Campus group at the U of S in 2014/2015
Supporting and advocating for student-, staff-, and faculty-parents at the U of S since 2014
Presenting on how to best support student-parents at a national conference in 2017
Teaching in university lab settings for 8 years
Volunteering in the community, coaching my son’s t-ball team, working at student-run clinics, presenting on how to build postpartum support systems
Kayla’s 3 Favorite Things:
Paddle boarding and spending family time at the lake
Supporting new Moms
What inspired me to teach?
The inspiration behind teaching for me is sharing information. It’s not necessarily to teach someone something, but that I often get to learn a lot from others while teaching, and I love that.
Why do I teach?
I teach because I’m passionate about supporting new Moms and families. I don’t think there is enough emphasis put on making your health and wellbeing a priority after birth, and I hope to help change that.
What do I teach?
Postpartum support groups!
I’ve never met a nacho I didn’t like, and I embarrassingly really enjoy science/nerdy puns.