Age: 23
Home Town: Bronxville, New York
Education: BA International Development, George Washington University
Specific Field Interests: Reproductive Health Rights, Women's Economic Empowerment, Impact Evaluation
Placement: Yuwa India, Ranchi, Jharkhand
Area of Focus: Youth Development

Highlights: Kayalyn has spent the past few years working in the field of reproductive health rights and education in the U.S. and abroad. She is particularly interested in sexual health rights for refugee, internally displaced, and marginalized communities. During her time as an undergraduate student, she studied International Development and Women's Studies. In her senior year, she wrote an honors thesis titled "The Effective Access to Reproductive Health Services Index: A Multidimensional Approach to Measuring Successful Reproductive Health Programs in Peru and Vietnam", in which she constructed an economic index to map how, and how often, women in developing countries access reproductive health services. Kayalyn recently spent six months living in Bangalore, where she worked with INK Talks, an Indian conference and idea-sharing organization.

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