With a decade of experience, Cayla knows that prioritizing empathy, growth, and transparency creates a thriving workplace for all. As the inaugural Senior Director of People and Culture, Cayla serves our writers as people first, with a focus on employee engagement, culture development, and DEI.
Her professional career began two weeks after graduation when she left for Peace Corps Kenya. She served as a public health volunteer and supported numerous gender-based initiatives, including Camp MAP (Men as Partners). After returning from the Peace Corps, Cayla became a proctor for the Senate Page Program, where she worked with teenagers from across the country to support their entry into the legislative process. Before WOLA, she supported staff in a contracting firm working primarily with the US Marshals, acting as their first onsite HR representative.
Cayla graduated magna cum laude from the University of South Carolina with a double major in Gender Studies and Anthropology and a minor in Sociology. Cayla now lives in Baltimore with her husband, Adam. You’ll likely find her gardening, reading, or playing video games.
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