Kayla Heisler is a New York–based writer, editor, and arts administrator. She is a graduate of Columbia University School of the Arts, where she earned a Writing MFA and of Eugene Lang College of Liberal Arts at The New School, where she earned a Literary Studies BA. As a student, she held teaching fellowships at both institutions. She has over a decade of writing and editing experience and has worked with several outlets including Cleveland Review of Books, Columbia Journal, Eleven and a Half, Fairygodboss, and Witch Craft Magazine. As an administrator in higher education, she wrote and edited copy for website pages, staff and student guidebooks, bulletins, and other projects. Additionally, she independently managed all internal and external award processes and coordinated multiple student and academic events. Clients have hired Kayla to elevate their projects on the sentence, paragraph, and story level. She has been a featured reader at Nuyorican Poets Cafe and Scholastic Art and Writing Awards, and she was interviewed by Susanne Mueller for the Take It from the Ironwoman podcast. In 2023, she was awarded residencies to Sundress Academy for the Arts and the Hambidge Center for Arts and Sciences. She is currently working on a cultural memoir-in-essays.