Kayla serves as an equity consultant, facilitator, mentor, and coalition organizer. She provides services to the Southwest and Mountain Plains regions through online, in-person, and hybrid formats.
She has worked with governing bodies of an organization, individuals in a formal leadership role, individuals who oversee operations of teams, staff/key personnel or volunteers within an organization, and communities highly impacted by policy. Kayla has served and partnered with various populations, including Asian or Asian American, American Indian or Alaska Native, Hispanic or LatinX, White/Caucasian, Black/African American, immigrants, LGBTQIA2S+, families experiencing homelessness, and families separated due to incarceration.
Kayla’s experience as an equity trainer and DEI facilitator began in after becoming a Midwife. Her experiences emphasize racial inequities, collaboration with peer midwives of color in developing culturally humble curriculum that highlighted diverse authors, and historical context of Midwifery in the US, at Maternidad La Luz. In recent years Kayla has developed equity statements and operationalized efforts in anti-racism work. She has also been involved in many projects including designing course such as 'psychosocial aspects of the perinatal period' - which taught Midwifery and Doula students about the impact of trauma, domestic violence, and homelessness on their perinatal health.