Jayla received a BA in Psychology with a Minor in Human Development and Family Studies from the University of Missouri. Upon graduation, she attended Texas Tech University and received a MS in Human Development and Family Studies. There she researched resiliency in African American romantic relationships, which led to her pursuing a Master of Family Therapy from Mercer University. Throughout her education experience, she has been a part of the American Association for Marriage and Family Therapy Minority Fellowship Program and co-authored research publications in academic journals.
Jayla’s research and clinical experience further fueled her passion for serving minoritized populations. Jayla created a community service platform that seeks to bridge the gap between mental health and community service. She has been able to partner with multiple organizations and clinicians focusing on increasing mental health awareness, advocacy, and access for marginalized groups.
Jayla is excited to join Shatterproof as a Program Coordinator and continue her passion as a social change agent. In her free time, she enjoys trying new foods and traveling.