Program Officer, Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs, U.S. Department of State

Washington, D.C.

Kayla promotes people-to-people diplomacy by developing international exchanges for U.S. K-12 educators. Previously she was Manager of Global Program for the District of Columbia Public Schools.




Graduate Education:

M.Ed., International Education Policy
Harvard Graduate School of Education

Undergraduate Majors:

International Studies, English

Study Abroad:

Universidad Nacional, Costa Rica

First Job:

Teach for America



Advice for a Career in International Education:

“If you’re interested in global or international education, consider turning your sights toward home and exploring a career in the US’s rapidly growing field of K-12 global educators, who recognize that students need to develop global competence to live productively in a peaceful world.”