Kayla is a graduate of Southern Illinois University Edwardsville with a degree in exercise science. She worked in the ophthalmology field in her home state of Illinois for four years before joining the Department of Anesthesiology. She currently supports Dr. Thomas Graetz, chief of Cardiothoracic Anesthesiology, as well the Cardiothoracic and Critical Care Medicine Divisions.
In her free time, Kayla likes to spend time with her family, redecorate her home, and work on her photography business. Before COVID-19, her favorite thing to do was travel to the beach, which she hopes to see again one day soon. She and her husband welcomed their first son, Gavin, last October and have two crazy but wonderful dogs at home.
“I truly love working for the department, and I hope to grow with it for years to come.”