As a child, Kaylia immigrated to Queens, New York from Jamaica to live with her mother, who taught her the importance of morals, hard work, discipline, strength, independence, respect, and honesty, all of which still frame her opinions and perspectives in all aspects of life today. As a child, Kaylia remembered her mother working multiple jobs while going back to school to provide a better life for the both of them. Seeing her mother’s persistence and determination reinforced her lessons that discipline and hard work are crucial to success.
Kaylia previously worked at S&P Global Market Intelligence as a Legal Coordinator, where she constructed reference guides on frequently performed department functions to facilitate training new hires, and consultants on duties and expectations. She has volunteered with the All Stars Project, a nonprofit that uses a performance based approach to help inner-city youth and their families create success in their lives, because of their focus on performance arts, a passion for her. She served as a House Manager and was responsible for maintaining communication with staff, guests, and volunteers, ensuring the successful execution of various events in the building.
Kaylia received her Bachelor of Science in Communications and Political Science from the State University of New York, Brockport and her Master’s of Public Administration from Baruch College.