As POLIS’ Communications and Graphic Design Intern, Shayla’s work primarily focuses on developing creative awareness and outreach strategies through a wide range of digital design mediums.
Shayla completed her undergraduate degree at Lakehead University (LU), specializing in Environmental Sustainability and Wildlife Management. She conducted LU’s first research study on students’ single-use plastic use and waste knowledge, which led to the reduction of on-site plastics and reform of the University’s Sustainability Plan. Later, she was proudly nominated and awarded the Lakehead Leader Award in the Sustainability Category. Since graduating, Shayla has worked for a variety of non-profit organizations that focus on environmental stewardship, youth leadership, and community-based activism.
Shayla is also an active freelance artist, designer, and communications student at North Island College.