Kayla shares her expertise in conservation psychology by teaching theory and application of the topic to master’s degree students at Antioch University New England through the Environmental Studies Department. Kayla has also taught Conservation Psychology and Principles of Sustainability courses at Keene State College. Her professional experience includes management of a multi-project behavioral research laboratory at Arizona State University. She has also conducted research on strengthening a community-based social marketing approach to sustainable development with a deeper understanding of the individual dimensions of human nature. Kayla is currently pursuing her doctorate in Environmental Studies at Antioch University New England where she is designing her dissertation research to investigate psychology-based strategies to facilitate the development of educator and practitioner capacity to conserve biodiversity.
Kayla holds a Bachelor of Science in Psychology, with a focus on Social Psychology and Behavioral Analysis, from Arizona State University, and a Master of Arts in Sustainability Theory and Action from Prescott College.