Kayla Goodson

Journalist, Storyteller, Researcher, Advocate 

I am a writer and academic driven by an interest in the human experience and the power of storytelling.

I am currently a master’s candidate in the International Peace and Security program at King’s College London’s Department of War Studies. My coursework includes international and transnational law, foreign policy and diplomacy, strategic communications, and Arabic. My research interests focus on the intersection of social media and foreign policy.

In 2017, I graduated from Brigham Young University in Utah, USA, where I studied News Media and French with a minor in International Strategy and Diplomacy.

I first developed a love for journalism when my friends and I gave a “newscast” as part of a class project on Kenya in elementary school. In high school, I found real passion for journalism as I took on the role of news editor and then managing editor of my school paper. At BYU, I came to the realization that this is what I am meant to do — I can have a positive impact on the world through journalism. Now I am setting myself up for a career in foreign correspondence, so I can tell the stories that would not be heard otherwise.

Everyone has a story. I want to be the one to tell it.