Director, Student Recreation Center
Kaila Lavin was born in New Mexico and raised in Arizona. She began working at a recreation facility in high school and loved the fun environment it created. From there, she attended the University of Arizona and began working at its Student Recreation Center. Over the next four years, she advanced through several positions within the department and decided that the recreation industry was the career path for her.
After graduating from the University of Arizona with a degree in Psychology, Kaila moved to California. She attended CSUN and received her graduate degree in Tourism, Hospitality, and Recreation Management (RTM) while serving as a graduate assistant for the new Student Recreation Center during its construction phase. Since then, Kaila has continued working her way up at the SRC to her current role as Director.
Kaila also serves as a lecturer for the RTM Department and teaches classes for the graduate program. Additionally, Kaila works part time as Lead Faculty-Implementations & Engagement for CORE Unlimited, a consulting firm specializing in collegiate recreation and software development. Kaila enjoys her free time traveling, teaching Group Exercise classes, and spending time with family and friends.