Kayla's research in cancer biology is conducted in Dr. Angela Hess's lab. Specifically, Kayla examines the effects of Vemurafenib and Dabrafenib on Human Melanoma Cells. Kayla is a biology major in the pre-medical sciences option. She has served as the President of the Pre-medical Sciences Club for two years. She is also the Vice-President of Students Helping Honduras and the Treasurer of Tri-Beta Biology Honor Society. She is a recipient of the Biology and Allied Health Scholarship. Kayla has considerable medical experience, participating in Penn State College of Medicine's Primary Care Scholars Program and the International Medical Aid program in Mombasa, Kenya.