Kayla Pauly

Staff

Senior Admission Counselor in Admission

Minnesota Territory: Southwest MN, North Shore, Iron Range, Select Twin Cities High Schools

National Territory: Kentucky, New Jersey, New York, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Tennessee, Virginia, West Virginia

Kayla began their work with the Gustavus Admission Office in 2019 after receiving a master's degree in Counseling and Student Personnel from Minnesota State University, Mankato. They are passionate about equity, diversity, and inclusion on college campuses and leads the admission office's Inclusive Recruitment Team. They enjoy working with students who are the first in their family to go to college (first-generation students) as they are a proud first-generation college graduate themself. 

Originally from Chanhassen, Kayla enjoys kayaking, hiking, boating, and all things Minnesota. You can usually find them cooking, reading poetry, watching college football, or spending time at the family cabin in Hackensack. Kayla is proud to be a Gustie by marriage, as their wife, Halle (Aplin) Pauly is a 2015 alum!

Education

B.S., Psychology, Minnesota State University, Mankato 2016; M.S., Counseling and Student Personnel, Minnesota State University, Mankato 2019; Licensed School Counselor