Kayla is an Undergraduate Research Assistant at the Center for Global Health Science & Security and a Junior in Georgetown’s School of Foreign Service. She is majoring in Science, Technology, and International Affairs (STIA) and minoring in French and Medical Humanities. Kayla’s interests lie at the nexus of emerging infectious diseases, human rights, ethics, and international law. Specifically, she is curious about how international law, policy, and global governance can serve as tools to advance health equity and strengthen the international community’s response to disease outbreaks.
During the summer of 2021, Kayla conducted independent research through Georgetown’s Lisa J. Raines Fellowship on the COVID-19 vaccine access gap and guaranteeing equitable access to life-saving countermeasures in future pandemics. Currently, at the Center, Kayla works on tracking and analyzing government responses to COVID-19.