Kyla Tucker
Education Intern

Kyla Tucker is from Walnut Cove, North Carolina. She received her BA in Psychology from Wake Forest University, where she spent a year studying abroad during the refugee crisis. Upon returning to campus after this experience, she worked with peers to found a campus advocacy group for local resettlement organizations and refugee communities. After her undergraduate career, she served with AmeriCorps for two years in California and Pennsylvania where she worked closely with immigrant and refugee communities on food security and healthcare access. Her experiences in undergrad and AmeriCorps led her to pursue a Masters in Public Health at Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health in the Social and Behavioral Sciences department with a concentration in Humanitarian Studies, Ethics and Human Rights. Thus far in her graduate career, she has traveled to Nepal to study food systems and is currently working at FXB India Suraksha to better understand the impact of COVID-19 on urban communities in India. Kyla hopes to continue working and advocating to improve the lives of those in the world’s most vulnerable and marginalized communities.