Shayla is the Creative and Digital Consultant for SMG Strategies. She has been with SMG Strategies since June 2017. Shayla enjoys being apart of SMG Strategies because of the projects and trainings she is involved in. She loves seeing people discover their civic ambitions and help ignite the fire in them to implement innovative ideas and change in their communities.
She grew up in Detroit, MI and currently lives in Madison Heights, MI. She received her Bachelor’s of Social Wok in May 2019 from Wayne State University with a concentration in Peace and Conflict Studies. Shayla is currently a Special Projects Coordinator at the Detroit Youth Violence Prevention Initiative in Detroit.
Shayla’s career is based in community building, resource coordination, and using data to enhance community and community organizations. Her interests have taken her as far as Kabale, Uganda where she worked with Kigezi Health Care Foundation. In the future, Shayla wants to achieve a masters degree in social work focusing on nonprofit administration.
Shayla spends her free time jogging with her dog, Izzy, reading, and traveling.
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