Kayla Goodson is the communications assistant with the Alliance for Securing Democracy at The German Marshall Fund of the United States. Prior to joining GMF, Kayla covered local government for The Salt Lake Tribune and BYU's Daily Universe and served as the managing editor of Strife Blog. She was also a communications trainee in GMF's Brussels office. Kayla enjoys dedicating her time to mentoring youth as a soccer coach, literacy mentor, and English teacher. Kayla graduated with her MA in international peace and security from King's College London, where she wrote her dissertation on narrative warfare. She received her BA in communications and French with a minor in international strategy and diplomacy from Brigham Young University. She speaks English and French.