Starting as a mothers helper, Kaylha spent the majority of her free time as a pre-teen/teen babysitting and working as a nanny. Preceding her decision to become a nurse, she completed a Bachelor of Science in Biology at FSU, a Master of Science in Global Medicine at the University of Southern California and two years of medical school before earning her BSN from Emory. As a medical student at Washington University in St. Louis, she gained extensive hands-on clinical experience in various units including the NICU and focused her medical studies on maternal and newborn health. She has extensive experience in the NICU and PICU through both volunteering and research and has successfully managed medical clinics both here and abroad. In Tanzania, she also assisted the midwives with newborn and maternity care during natural births and cesarean sections. Kaylha was raised here in Jacksonville and recently moved back to be closer to family! She enjoys spending her free time outdoors with her husband, one-year-old daughter, and two Dalmatians.