Kayla Goodson is the senior communications coordinator at the Alliance for Securing Democracy at the German Marshall Fund of the United States. She translates ASD’s high-level policy work into digestible content for social media, journalists, and other external audiences. Previously, she served as the managing editor of Strife Blog, and she covered local government for The Salt Lake Tribune and The Daily Universe. Kayla is passionate about using storytelling to elicit social change and sees great value in using her communications skills to strengthen democracy across the transatlantic space.
She received her MA in international peace and security with distinction from the Department of War Studies at King’s College London, where her research focused on the intersection of international politics, law, and communications. She holds a BA in news media and French from Brigham Young University. Kayla is a current member of the Council on Foreign Relations’ young professionals briefing series, and she has received awards from the Society of Professional Journalists for her reporting.