Kayla Zopfi graduated from Concordia College, Moorhead, where she studied Religion, Political Science, and Interfaith Studies. Through her coursework and involvement with student government, residence life, and other student organizations, she became interested in understanding how people's core values affect the way they see and interact with their communities and the world around them, and she found her passion for community organizing and storytelling.
After graduating, Kayla moved from Fargo to Minneapolis and jumped into a year of service with the Lutheran Volunteer Corps, where she served at the Minneapolis Area Synod (ELCA) as the Communications and Administrative Associate. At the same time, Kayla did communications work with Minnesotans for Fair Lending, a coalition working to reform predatory payday lending practices throughout the state. She just finished with her year with LVC and the synod at the end of July, taking with her lifelong friendships, countless new skills, and a re-energized commitment to work that rebuilds just and healthy communities.
Through Kayla's work with Minnesotans for Fair Lending and Minneapolis Area Synod (ELCA) she deepened her interest in communications strategy for effective organizing and change-making. Alongside connecting with LeadMN staff and student leaders, Kayla is looking forward to helping to tell the stories of the work we're doing.
In her free time, Kayla finds herself leaning into her curiosities about the world. She loves scrolling through Twitter, listening to podcasts (mostly political and science-based) and audiobooks (mostly multicultural sci-fi/fantasy), and catching up with her people. She also loves all things related to astrology, enneagram, human design, etc.