Growing up in Massachusetts, Kaila spent summers exploring the mudflats of Cape Cod and learning about the beautiful animals who live there. Every animal fascinated her, from the tiny hermit crab to the blue whale. She felt the most free when adventuring in the outdoors and knew wildlife would always hold a special place in her heart.
Moving to California to attend college, Kaila realized she wanted to build a career in wildlife conservation. She began interning at marine mammal rehabilitation centers and wildlife sanctuaries, where she developed first-hand experience working alongside experts in the field. In 2017, Kaila joined IFAW with a strong background in behavioral research and public outreach.
As IFAW’s Digital Communications Specialist in Washington, DC, Kaila works closely with Program directors to gather stories from the field and develop compelling campaigns across digital platforms. She manages the content for the website and collaborates with IFAW experts to highlight our work through email, blogs, and fundraising campaigns. Her personal mission: help the public understand the conservation challenges at hand and empower individuals to build a better future for animals.
Kaila has a Bachelor’s degree in Environmental Science with a minor in Human-Animal Studies from the University of Redlands.
Bachelor of Science, Environmental Science and Human Animal Studies minor, University of Redlands