Matt joined the UCLA Health Sound Body Sound Mind team in September 2015. Since joining the team, Matt has been focused on assessing and reengaging the staff and fitness centers in all of UCLA Health Sound Body Sound Mind's LAUSD schools. Prior to working at UCLA Health Sound Body Sound Mind, Matt was a frontline development officer for UCLA’s Parent Philanthropy and Engagement Program.
Originally from Yorba Linda in Orange County, CA, Matt graduated from UCLA with a double major in Geography/Environmental Studies and History. As a student, he worked at the student gym on campus, spent summers working in Lake Arrowhead as a UCLA camp counselor, and sang in an a cappella group.
Matt spent his childhood visiting national parks across the Unites States and still maintains that passion for exploring the outdoors today, whether it is hiking, camping, or traveling.
Kayla joined Sound Body Sound Mind in July 2016. Since then, Kayla has concentrated on grant research, fitness and nutrition curriculum design, and community health outreach. Before coming to Sound Body Sound Mind, Kayla worked as a Program Director at the YMCA of San Diego County overseeing the gymnastics, dance, and karate programs.
Kayla attended Chapman University in Orange County receiving her M.S in Health and Strategic Communication and B.A. in Communications with an emphasis in Kinesiology. Throughout school Kayla coached competitive gymnastics and still coaches in her free time.
Kayla spends as much time possible outside hiking, running, biking, and traveling any chance she gets.
Amanda joined the UCLA Health Sound Body Sound Mind team in December of 2016. As the Program Coordinator, she administers Sound Body Sound Mind grants and fosters relationships with current and future Sound Body Sound Mind fitness center recipients. Prior to joining the UCLA team, Amanda was the Southern California Education Outreach Coordinator for Impact Teen Drivers – a program that educates teens on the dangers of reckless and distracted driving.
A Southern California native, Amanda received her B.A. from UCLA in Geography and Environmental Studies. She then moved to New Orleans where she obtained a Master of Public Health degree from Tulane University.
Taking full advantage of the Southern California weather, Amanda loves to hike, swim, and rock climb.