After graduating from UC Irvine with degrees in Psychology/Criminology, Law and Society in 2021, Lila chose to move back to her hometown to spend more time with family. Initially working in foster care with at-risk youth, she knew she had a passion to help build connections for children of all backgrounds. She came upon Santa Cruz Waldorf School because of the Kingsley family and fell in love with the atmosphere. She is still learning but adores her interactions with the students and staff. In her free time she enjoys reading, hiking and rock climbing with her family and partner.