Kayla DeLoach joined the ACLU of Missouri in November 2019 as a legal fellow.
She attended the University of Central Florida, where she earned her BSBA in Finance. During her time at UCF, Kayla participated in the LEAD Scholars Program and Alternative Break Program. In addition, she served as a member of the Pride (LGBTQ+ student organization) board as Health and Wellness Director, Marketing Director of the Leadership Excellence Board (student board within the LEAD Scholars program, which handled outreach), and member of the Alternative Break Program (coordinated volunteer trips for students and advisors during four of the university break periods) board. Lastly, she served as a Wellness and Health Promotion Services (promoted health and wellness to students at various events across campus) volunteer.
After completion of her undergraduate career, Kayla attended the University of Iowa College of Law as a student and Law Opportunity Fellow. She graduated with her JD in 2018. During her time at Iowa Law, she served as a Law Student Ambassador and member of the Black Law Student Association and the Hispanic and Latinx Law Student Association. In addition, she worked as a research assistant for Professor Sarah A. Seo. In this position, Kayla performed legal, historical, and general research for Professor Seo as she pursued completion of her book, Policing the Open Road: How Cars Transformed American Freedom. Lastly, Kayla worked in the University of Iowa Legal Clinic in three different practice areas: Law and Policy in Action, Immigration, and the Community Empowerment Law Project. There she had the opportunity to focus on asylum law, the overlap of criminal law and immigration, healthcare law, and research on collaborative strategies. She currently serves as the Class Agent for the Class of 2018.
She comes to the ACLU after practicing as a real estate associate with Kutak Rock LLP in their Omaha, Nebraska office.