Hometown: New York, New York
School: Binghamton University, State University of New York
Majors: Philosophy, Politics and Law
Placement: The Office of Rep. Yvette Clarke
Kyla was born and raised on the Lower East Side of Manhattan by her single mother who had her at the age of 16. As a proud Afro-Puerto Rican, Kyla strives to not only represent other Afro-Latinas but also to fight against the inequalities that low-income BIPOCs face every day in New York City.
Kyla is a first-generation Educational Opportunity Program (EOP) college graduate from SUNY Binghamton University. She majored in Philosophy, Politics, and Law (PPL), minored in Latin American and Caribbean Area Studies (LACAS) and was a Jewish Foundation for Education of Women Global Affairs Scholar. On campus, she was President of the only pre-law organization, Thurgood Marshall Pre-Law Society, where she represented multicultural students interested in the legal field and combating injustices in all aspects of the world.
As a CHCI Intern, Kyla hopes to gain a stronger understanding of the legislative process through experience. She is passionate about making a change in her community and to enact the change that America needs for people of color, there needs to be representation and people in office who care for the realities of being a person of color in America. She wants to be that representation and hopes to learn firsthand how to be it.