Kayla Myers

2016 Summer Welcome Leader-Kayla MyersName: Kayla Myers

Hometown: Memphis, TN

Year:  Sophomore (rising Junior)

Academic Major(s): Journalism: Strategic Communication and Digital Storytelling


  • If you could do anything with your life, what would you do?

If I could do anything with my life, I would be able to write and create films or stories that can impact people in a way that their minds are changed and provide those who do not see themselves represented actually represented, and to challenge previous thinking in a way that can better benefit our community and society.

  • What is your favorite Mizzou memory?

Last Spring semester, the day before our only snow day of that school year, my friends and I walked around downtown in the snow, and I took pictures of the snow and my friends. I think it’s my favorite because downtown was so silent and so beautiful, and I was able to share that moment with some of my closest friends in my residence hall.

  • What quote do you live by?

“I go to seek a great perhaps.” – Francois Rabelais; I see life as a big question, full of surprises and unknowns, and I think that I want to live my life in a way that I’m always seeking and learning, no matter what I find or learn in the process. Life is a never-ending question, and I think it is important to always remember that, especially if things do not go the way I plan.

  • What is your favorite spot on campus? Why?

My favorite spot on campus is this small nook on the fourth floor on the library because I can hide away and get as much work done, and it’s hidden away from people. It makes you kind of feel like you’re in another world where it’s just me, the library, and my music.

  • If you had a theme song to describe yourself, what would it be and why?

My theme song would probably be “Ain’t It Fun” by Paramore because it’s a song that is so much fun, but has a such a real message at the same time. We have to grow up, but that doesn’t mean we can’t dance and celebrate life at the same time. I feel like that’s  how I try to be in life, and Paramore’s music literally changed my life.

  • What is your favorite dining hall and why?

My favorite dining hall on campus is honestly Sabai; those rice bowls make my life.