• Class of2023

  • Major, MinorBiochemistry, Spanish

Hailing from Queens, N.Y., Kayla quickly found a home on Loyola’s Evergreen campus. “My Jesuit education reminds me that I am so much more than one thing; getting involved and taking a diverse course load asks me to give all of myself to my education and my future.” Kayla believes Loyola is an amazing place to grow; as a member of Health Outreach Baltimore, club softball team, Pre-Dental Society, and Chemistry Club, she has expanded her interests and discovered ways to get involved beyond her classes. Kayla believes that at Loyola, she is encouraged to read more, learn more, and do more to make the most of her college experience. For Kayla, the Center for Community, Service, and Justice challenges her to ask how she can be the best version of herself as a global citizen. “CCSJ has connected me with other students who are passionate about justice and ready to be the generation that leads the next leg of the fight for equity and equality,” she says. Kayla plans to continue her service work after graduation. “Id like to volunteer for the Jesuit Volunteer Corps, Teach for America, or Habitat for Humanity before attending into dental school. The world awaits after Loyola... and I know Ill be ready.”

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Kayla Thomsen
My favorite thing about Loyola is how quickly it became home. No one tells you that only a few days after strolling across the Quad, it feels like your own backyard. I am so grateful to have found belonging here.

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