Kayla earned a B.S. in Biology with minors in ecology and plant biotechnology from Michigan Technological University in 2010, and a M.S. in Agronomy from Iowa State University in 2014 where her thesis research focused on graduate-level soil science education. Additionally, Kayla is a grain, hay, and produce farmer in Anne Arundel County. Joining University of Maryland Extension as a nutrient management advisor in 2018, Kayla writes nutrient management plans for producers and provides guidance on soil and manure sampling and spreader calibrations.