Head of Scientific Research, Lab Manager
Areas of Expertise
Kayla graduated from the UNC-Wilmington in 2017 and holds two bachelor's degrees, one in marine biology and the other in environmental science.
She started working with Plastic Ocean Project as a HWY 421 clean up volunteer in 2020.
Kayla serves as Head of Scientific Research for POP and is currently overseeing 15+ research projects, including collaborations with NC State and UNCW. She is also responsible for managing research collaborations, acquiring grant funding and student lab supervision/training.