MPA Fellows, Class of 2021
Budget Analyst, University of Connecticut
Kayla Burgess comes to the MPA Fellows program with a financial background in both the public and private sector. After receiving her Bachelor of Arts in Economics and Bachelor of Arts in Political Science from the University of Connecticut, Kayla began her career in banking. She managed two branch offices before shifting her focus to public finance in 2015 when she started at UConn’s Office of Budget and Planning. As a budget analyst, Kayla analyzes and monitors annual operating budgets and requests for her portfolio which includes various academic and administrative departments. She hopes to use a degree in Public Administration to provide leadership in state or local government during an increasingly challenging fiscal environment.
Kayla has also been involved in various town and non-profit organizations, including the Putnam Rotary, Putnam Business Association, and Dyer Manor Fire District. She enjoys traveling and spending quality time with her husband and two young daughters.