Kayla hails from New York City and at 6 years old, she was given the opportunity to join the New York City Opera Children’s Chorus. At the New York City Opera, she both acted and sang in over 10 operas, including the 2002 PBS Live at Lincoln Center broadcast of Porgy and Bess. Years after leaving Lincoln Center, she became a member of the Young People’s Chorus of New York City (YPC). Through YPC, she competed in the World Choir Games in Graz, Austria, performed on a 30 day tour of Japan, and sang at renowned venues such as Carnegie Hall, Alice Tully Hall, and Yankee Stadium. Her experience in the NYCO children's chorus and YPC motivated Kayla to study classical voice in college. Kayla attended her first choice school, Lehigh University, where she double-majored in Music with a concentration in Voice Performance and Spanish. While at Lehigh, she was given the opportunity to join the Lehigh University Choir under the leadership of Dr. Sametz and Dolce: Women's Ensemble. During her final year at Lehigh, Kayla was also chosen to sing the National Anthem at the 2013 Commencement where the speaker was Bill Nye the Science Guy. After graduating, Kayla discovered she also had a passion for children and went on to work in various capacities that allowed her to both perform and interact with children of all ages.