2013 NLC Fellow: Kayla Race

Kayla Race
Policy Advocate, Environmental Health Coalition

Kayla Race has been working to protect the environment and public health for four years, most recently with Environmental Health Coalition (EHC). As a Policy Advocate with EHC’s Green Energy/Green Jobs Campaign, Kayla works to advance a green economy that will benefit all communities in San Diego region, with a focus on low-income communities of color.

Prior to joining EHC in 2011, Kayla worked for a local environmental remediation government contractor. She also spent nearly two years working for the Massachusetts House of Representatives as a Policy Research Analyst for the House Committee on Global Warming and Climate Change, where she worked to advance legislation on energy efficiency, clean energy, climate change, water, electronic waste, and transportation.

Born and raised in Massachusetts, Kayla earned her B.A. in Environmental Studies from Middlebury College in Vermont.

When she’s not actively promoting policies and other solutions to protect our environment and health, Kayla enjoys running and bicycling in San Diego’s beautiful outdoors, and dabbling in various artistic endeavors. She is a member of Progressive Speakers, a local Toastmasters club of members sharing progressive values.

Kayla was featured in Patch.com’s 30 Under 30 Leaders in San Diego County for 2012.

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