Kaila is serving as project lead in partnership with Engage Globally on the Environmental Conservation and Storytelling project in Ghana.
Kaila is a nature and travel photographer, specializing in capturing the human connection to and impact on the natural world. She first started specializing in travel photography in 2007, when she traveled to the country of Niger. Niger opened Kaila's eyes to the challenges and dangers faced by people, specifically women, in developing nations. After Niger, Kaila traveled to El Salvador, using photography to tell the story of children in both private and government-run orphanages. The photographic series focused on the economic and political challenges faced by the Salvadoran people. She then traveled to Ecuador and the Galapagos Islands to document how tourism and nature intersect and what the Ecuadorian people are doing to protect their country’s natural resources. In 2009, Kaila joined the Peace Corps in Panama, serving as an agriculture volunteer and capturing her time in the field as well as in the community. Her photographic work from all four aforementioned countries has been featured on BBC News Online.
Her nature and wildlife photography has been featured by U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, National Wildlife Federation, and the National Wildlife Refuge Association.
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