Before joining Mercy Corps, Kyla was a senior account executive at Jascula/Terman and Associates, a Chicago-based public affairs firm. She handled media relations, stakeholder engagement and special events for a variety of nonprofit and private sector clients.
Prior to working in public relations, Kyla was a communications associate at Counterpart International, a development organization based in Washington, D.C. Her role included writing and editing collateral materials for donors, developing a media toolkit for field staff, and collecting stories about the organization's work in Armenia, Azerbaijan, Georgia, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan and Senegal. She now resides in Portland, Oregon, with her husband and yellow lab, where she loves to try all the food carts and marvel at how big the trees get in the Pacific Northwest.