Kayla's first experience with the BC Green Party was in 2018 as a Legislative Intern, where she had the daily opportunity to work with Sonia Furstenau, Adam Olsen, and Caucus staff. The commitment shown to disregarding “politics as usual” was apparent to her when the elected MLAs would express their thanks for staff's work. That simple expression of humility shows that the BC Greens are so much more than a typical Political Party and part of why Kayla is so happy to run for Vice-Chair.
Since then, Kayla has been the Campaign Manager for Kelly Tatham for Vancouver-Mount Pleasant. This campaign had one of the best results on the Mainland in large part because of the belief that Greens can only be successful if they incorporate the voices of all into their work, particularly those who are traditionally not well represented in our political system. This is a practice Kayla intends to take forward on the Provincial Council by actively seeking feedback and direction from Members.
Kayla currently works as a Projects Analyst for xʷməθkʷəy̓əm (Musqueam). This work has allowed her to better understand the role that government plays in furthering colonialism and what better relations between First Nations and colonial institutions can look like. She believes this is fundamentally important work to undertake at the Executive Council level. Kayla attended Simon Fraser University for many years, earning a Bachelor's and Master’s Degree in Political Science and specializing in worldwide Green Parties. This experience taught her the mechanisms of Canadian governance, which she hopes to utilize in this role.