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Kayla R. Patterson, M.Ed.

Research Associate


Kayla R. Patterson, M.Ed., is a Research Associate at the Belk Center for Community
College Leadership and Research. She is currently pursuing her doctorate in Parks,
Recreation, and Tourism Development. She has teaching experience spanning from
early childhood education to college. Kayla has a background in higher education
student affairs and is interested in research that elevates multicultural understandings of
rural heritage through community driven initiatives. She comes from a lineage of
educators and has diversified her academic exposure by attending New York University,
Western Carolina University and North Carolina State University.