Kayla Shirey started at UCLA Athletics in May of 2017 and currently serves as the Associate Director of Operations for UCLA Athletics. A native of San Diego, California, Kayla earned her Bachelor’s degree in Communications and minor in Political Science from San Diego State University in 2009, and earned her Master’s degree in Sport Management from the University of Kansas in 2014. She began her career in collegiate athletics as a development coordinator at SDSU before becoming a full time graduate assistant at KU in student-athlete support services and working on game days for the operations department. Upon graduating from the University of Kansas, she accepted a position in operations for Arizona State Athletics. At ASU, she oversaw event management for Women’s Soccer, Softball, and their guest relations program. Currently at UCLA, she oversees all operations for Men’s & Women’s Water Polo, Softball, Track & Field, Men’s & Women’s Tennis, Beach Volleyball, Swimming & Diving, and the event staffing aspect of Football and Men’s Basketball game days.