238: Kayla Nolan on Leading Girls Gotta Run Foundation
Kayla Nolan is a runner and the Executive Director of the Girls Gotta Run Foundation (GGRF). Girls Gotta Run Foundation is a non-profit organization that invests in girl changemakers in Ethiopia through an academic and athletic scholarship program. Kayla started running in high school as part of a coping mechanism, and later joined the Cross Country team after encouragement from another high school girl who had seen her running alone.. Kayla’s love for running grew, and she was presented with an opportunity to study running after gaining a research scholarship in college. After Kenya was ruled out due to political violence, she had a choice between Jamaica or Ethiopia. Feeling she would relate better to Ethiopia's endurance runners, she took the first step in a journey that would evolve into so much more.