Kayla Smalls

Kayla Smalls is a young professional interested in the intersection between media and social justice. Working on SKDKnickerbocker’s public affairs team, she works with a variety of corporate, nonprofit, and advocacy clients.

Prior to joining the firm, she spent a few years at BuzzFeed working on their News and Studio teams. Growing up black in an all white town lent Kayla her passion for politics and justice that followed her in her college years where she explored these interests interning at the DOJ Office of Public Affairs, the Rachel Maddow Show, BerlinRosen, and BET.

Hailing from a small town in Upstate New York, Kayla graduated cum laude from New York University with a degree in Media, Culture, and Communications and a minor in Social & Cultural Analysis.