Kyla is part of BIOS’s Ocean Academy team, and works closely with students to inspire them to appreciate and care for the environment and Bermuda’s fragile marine habitat. Kyla has had a passion for the ocean environment since an early age, having spent most of her summers volunteering and later working at the Bermuda Aquarium, Museum, and Zoo.

Kyla attended Warwick Academy and then went on to join Class Afloat for her final year, which included spending 10 and a half months sailing on a tall ship, visiting numerous countries, and circumnavigating the globe. Kyla spent the next year at Bermuda College before heading off to University of Tampa where she graduated with a BS degree in environmental science with a focus on marine biology. While at University of Tampa, Kyla went on many study abroad courses which took her to Costa Rica, Honduras, and The Galapagos Islands.

After graduating from university, Kyla undertook a 5 month internship with Oceans Research in Mossel Bay, South Africa, studying the Great White Shark population of the area. Upon returning to Bermuda Kyla worked for Fantasea Diving and Watersports as a Dive Instructor and Eco Tour guide.