Welcome To My Chaos!
Hello! I’m Kayla and I’m a 23-year-old freelance journalist and full-time intern at CafeMom. I recently graduated with my master’s degree from Syracuse University where I studied arts journalism with a focus in fashion and beauty at the S.I. Newhouse School of Public Communications.
Kayla’s Chaos is a creative space for me to share my experiences, travels, fashion finds and beauty reviews. I have worked with a variety of brands and I’m always open to new collaborations. I have been published by NYLON Magazine, Fashionista, ReGlam, Syracuse.com, The Syracuse New Times, and CollegeFashionista. My previous work experience includes writing, editing, assistant teaching, retail, photography and waitressing.
In April 2016, I graduated summa cum laude from Eastern Michigan University with a B.S. in journalism and apparel, textiles and merchandising with a minor in marketing. I graduated from the EMU Honors College with University and Highest Honors and I was a member of the McNair Scholars Program, through which I collaborated with a faculty mentor to publish academic research. I have volunteered as a student mentor, a pen pal for elementary students in Ypsilanti public schools and I have participated in charity events such as Relay for Life and Walk Now for Autism Speaks. I also took travel courses where I studied the fashion markets of New York City and Southern California and I studied abroad in Florence, Rome, London and Paris.
I grew up in Taylor, MI, a city right outside of Detroit. I graduated co-valedictorian from Harry S Truman High School, where I participated in volleyball, pom, basketball, softball, student council, National Honors Society, yearbook, newspaper, I was the senior class secretary, voted onto Homecoming court and voted “best dressed.” I lived in Taylor until I was 18 and then my family moved to Ypsilanti, MI in 2012, which was when I started college at EMU.
I am passionate about writing, fashion, photography and traveling. Through working in digital media, I hope to reach out to the underrepresented youth who feel that they don’t fit into the standards of society and inspire them to find the confidence they need to be happy and successful. Regardless of race, body type or socioeconomic status, I believe that confidence, positive self-esteem and being goal oriented is the key to living a happy and healthy life.