Kyla’s Portfolio

Ever since Kyla was a little girl, she has always dreamed of being an influential figure in STEM and inspiring others to do the same. In October of 2017, at the start of her freshman year of high school, Kyla became the founder of Bits N’ Bytes Cybersecurity Education. From this point, the impacts of her projects skyrocketed.

Interests

  • Technology, Statistics, Cybersecurity
  • Girls Golf Athlete
  • Chorus Member
  • Volunteering, Service
  • Traveling
  • Public Speaking

Awards/Honors

  • The President’s Volunteer Service Award Gold Medal – 2015
  • Prudential Spirit of the Community Distinguished Finalist – 2015
  • Patriot Pen Writing Competition Regional Winner – 2016
  • Huskie Hackathon Energy Innovation Winner – 2016
  • NCWIT Aspirations in Computing National Honorable Mention – 2017
  • NCWIT Northern Illinois Competition Winner – 2017
  • Illinois State DECA Marketing Management Team Decision Making Gold Medal – 2017
  • Illinois State DECA Independent Business Plan Top 10 Finalist – 2017
  • Stanford University She++ #include Fellow – 2017
  • Deerfield Optimist Club Service Recognition Award – 2017
  • Illinois Council of Teachers of Mathematics Student Achievement Award – 2017
  • NCWIT Aspirations in Computing National Winner- 2018
  • Three Dot Dash Global Teen Leader- 2018

Organizations/Projects

  • Bits N’ Bytes Cybersecurity Education – Founder/CEO
  • HOBY ILCS Alum 2017
  • LPGA*USGA Girls Golf of the Northshore – eLeader (2017 – Present)
  • Codirector of GirlCon 2018 (December 2017- Present)