Undergrad: Sonoma State University
Major: Liberal Studies (Elementary Education focus)
Hometown: Visalia, CA
Assistantship: Department of Student Activities – Leadership Office
Bio: My name is Kayla Brown and I grew up in Central California in a city called Visalia. I have spent the past 4 years pursuing a Bachelor’s degree in Liberal Arts with a focus on Elementary Education at Sonoma State University. I am a first generation college student and have lived in California my entire life so this will be a huge transition for me, but I am extremely excited to jump from the West coast to the East coast and embark on this new adventure.
I found my passion for Student Affairs around my junior year when I realized that all of the things I was involved with and loved doing could be made into a lifelong journey. During my time in undergrad, I was mostly involved with residential life as an RA for three years and a Senior RA in my final year. I was also a member of NRHH and completed an ACUHO- I internship at Harvard University. Additionally, I was involved with Alternative Breaks for three years and led a trip my junior year focused on Urban Poverty. I also spent two years as a TA for a Foundations of Leadership course. I am extremely passionate about working with students and nothing is more gratifying than being able to help someone through their journey in life.
In my free time I love hiking, exploring new places, and going on spontaneous adventures with friends. Excited to explore the New England area and to officially join the HESA family! Go Huskies!