Kayla Meyers is the Event Coordinator for the National Association for Media Literacy Education and the Programming Specialist for SXSW EDU.
Prior to joining NAMLE, Kayla has been a part of the media literacy field as a researcher and teacher. Kayla’s research and writing on visual cultural, media, and political rhetoric has been presented and published in both academic and popular outlets. She brought her love for close reading and media analysis to the classroom, and taught writing and research skills with the Well-Trained Mind Academy for over six years. In that time, she helped shape the writing curriculum, teacher training materials, and ultimately adapted her teachings on research best practices into the book Who Said What?: A Writer’s Guide to Finding, Evaluating, Quoting, and Documenting Sources (And Avoiding Plagiarism).
At NAMLE, Kayla supports the programming and production for events including the NAMLE Conference and U.S. Media Literacy Week. In this role and her work at SXSW EDU, she oversees the collection of session details, speaker support and logistics, and communications with session organizers.
Kayla earned her B.A. and M.A. in American Studies from the College of William & Mary. She lives in Richmond, Virginia with her husband, Sean, where you can catch her running through her neighborhood or going to a concert with friends.