Ayla attended Chico State to stay close to family. Setting aside her love for sleep, Ayla pursued adventures at Chico State that included participation in General Studies Thematic (an exclusive honors program), CAVE as both a volunteer and Alternative Spring Break Coordinator, her Hall Council as VP, the Miss Chico State pageant, Student Learning Center as a tutor, annual leadership conferences, part-time work and her sorority (Alpha Gamma Delta). Whewww! Ayla graduated with her B.A. in Communication Design: Media Arts in Spring 2011 and immediately began the Chico State MBA program, graduating in 2012. Before joining Engelbrecht Advertising, she worked as a Registrar for an Alternative Education campus. Ayla landed her ideal position with EA in Spring 2016 – the perfect place for her to utilize both of her degrees. Ayla lives with her fiancé, 4 dogs and many chickens! This huge animal lover also fosters dogs for the local SPCA!