By junior year, Kylia was still fully committed to her chemistry major, but knew working in a laboratory all day wasn’t the best fit for her. An influential professor asked if she’d ever considered research administration. Days later, a position for a research administration intern at Harvard University came through the Career Center. Though the request was for graduate students, Career Center advisors put Kylia’s name forward.
Since summer 2018, Kylia has worked with Harvard’s Faculty of Arts and Sciences (FAS) and School of Engineering and Applied Sciences (SEAS) in the area of compliance. Under her watchful eye and command of complex data tools, principal investigators stay on track with grant budgets and reporting and get support during pre- and post-award stages.