Ayla is a recent graduate of the Cultural Heritage Conservation & Management programme at Sir Sanford Fleming College, where she completed her internship here at ANSM in the fall of 2019. She has an undergraduate degree from Dalhousie University in Social Anthropology. Her first experience doing work for a museum was at eight years old, when her whole family volunteered to help with display construction at the Royal Saskatchewan Museum in Regina, Saskatchewan, where she spent most of her childhood. In her spare time, Ayla is an amateur gardener and creates art in various mediums.