While mentoring and volunteering at vet clinics and humane societies in her hometown, Shyla had decided to start out her higher education journey at UWRF on athe pre-vet, animal science route. She will be finishing her degree at UWSP as a biology major. Shyla has always had a passion for animals, big or small. Shyla currently has two guinea pigs named Mille and Edie. She also has an orange tabby kitten named Ritzy Roo. When she can, Shyla enjoys spending her free time outside kayaking, hammocking, boating, fishing or playing softball.