Kayla Queen graduated with Cum Laude Honors from Brigham Young University Hawaii in 2016 with a B.A. in International Cultural Studies and a certificate in Peacebuilding. She is an inducted member of the Lambda Alpha National Anthropology Honor Society. Kayla has a passion for promoting social change and has participated in a number of committees and projects, including her university student advisory council and other projects through her university. She was formally diagnosed with dyslexia in first grade. Her experience navigating life with dyslexia sparked her passion for initiatives that promote change and improve the quality of life for those with learning disabilities. Since graduating Kayla has worked as a job and day trainer for individuals with intellectual disabilities and as an advocate at the Rape Crisis Center in Las Vegas.
In her spare time, Kayla enjoys spending time quality time with her family and close friends. She also likes attending and engaging in cultural events and materials, going on adventures, and participating in sports and outdoor activities. Kayla is often reading books and articles that deepen her insight into social issues and is constantly looking for ways to apply what she has learned.