Kayla Misa

Kayla Misa

A young and highly gifted scholar, Kayla Misa began college at the young age of 15 years old through the Early Entrance Program (EEP)

A young and highly gifted scholar, Kayla Misa began college at the young age of 15 years old through the Early Entrance Program (EEP). The Cal State LA EEP provides support and space for young scholars to begin college early, build relationships within a close-knit community [of roughly 130 full-time like-minded teenage students], and integrate their academic and social development.

Kayla joined the CBE in August 2018 as an Accounting Major with a minor in Economics. Since joining, she has been involved with the Los Angeles Music Sciences, EEP Club, and currently, the Honors College and Associated Students Incorporated (ASI). While she is heavily involved in the academic community, her favorite aspect of the CBE is “getting to meet a lot of students with differing opinions. It’s great to see diversity and debate often,” she tells us.

When she is not busy with her studies, she is a student of life – “Learning is the best part of college, and you will always be learning as you grow older.” Thus, she advises incoming students, “Take it easy and remember to just enjoy what you are learning.”

Taking heed to her own advice, Kayla is always reading and would prefer reading a book all weekend over binging a TV show. 

“I read political theory, biology, poetry, old literature, you name it. I also love to paint and play violin because those are my creative outlets.” She is currently reading Middlesex by Eugenides.

Set to graduate in May, Kayla plans to work in corporate tax at an accounting firm, work towards obtaining her CPA license, and study for the law school entrance exams.