2012 Scholar

Kayla Y. Ma
American University

Kayla Y. Ma
Kayla is a sophomore focusing on global environmental politics, international development, and Middle East studies at American University. She is particularly interested in water resource management in the Middle East and will be studying this topic in Amman, Jordan next year. Over the past winter, Kayla worked on an olive farm in Jordan and is currently employed by the Office of Sustainability as a peer-to-peer eco-representative. She also leads the University College: Sustainable Earth program in service learning projects and undergraduate research regarding storm water mitigation practices. In addition to her work, Kayla enjoys biking, travelling, and volunteering on a regular basis.

How can you describe a weekend of student leaders from across the U.S. with an intense passion to change the world? The Orientation was a phenomenal experience to meet and build connections that I'm sure will last a lifetime.

Emily Bacha, 2009 Udall Scholar



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