Kayla Heinze

Communications and Outreach Coordinator
Kayla has been with Vital Ground since 2022
Kayla Heinze

Having studied philosophy and biology as an undergraduate at Occidental College, Kayla specializes in crafting environmental narratives informed by rigorous science and cultural values. The bald eagles of her childhood home in Minnesota, the coyotes of her grandmother’s Wisconsin farm, the salmon of her grandfather’s cabin in Alaska, and countless other creatures have inspired her to reciprocate the gifts of nature by advocating for wildlife conservation.

A recent transplant to Missoula, she is getting to know the land through running, hiking, skiing, and foraging. When reluctantly trapped indoors she writes poetry, cooks, and is giving homemade kombucha a try.