Kayla promotes health equity and environmental justice lens to ensure planning projects and policy decisions yield long-lasting, positive impacts for all stakeholders.
Kayla joined Karp Strategies with experience crafting stakeholder engagement strategies and urban planning solutions for community, non-profit, and local government organizations focused on health equity and environmental justice. In her previous role as Program Coordinator at the Brownsville Community Justice Center, she incorporated youth voices into decision-making processes about placemaking projects that aim to increase public safety and reduce crime/violence in high-poverty neighborhoods. Kayla also managed three youth-focused workforce development programs to strengthen the future workforce as part of mobility-out-of-poverty initiatives. Kayla is driven by projects that focus on built environment improvements to foster community health equity.
As a Consultant at Karp Strategies, Kayla leverages her stakeholder engagement and project management experience to lead efforts with people at the fore. Kayla obtained a Master’s in Public Health and Master’s in Urban Planning from the University of Michigan-Ann Arbor and a Bachelor of Arts in Environmental Studies from Spelman College. Kayla currently lives in New Jersey. She enjoys traveling and spending time outdoors with her dog, Jelly.