Kyla Ford is an undergraduate Social Work major at the University of Northern Iowa. Her research interests include the treatment of various bipolar disorders. After graduating she plans to seek a P.h.D. in Social Work. Kyla joined the McNair Scholars Program to further her skill set in the research field as well as expose herself to new academic opportunities. In addition, she joined to learn how to highlight and utilize her strengths and development. In her free time, Kyla is involved in Phi Theta Kappa, Active Minds, and employed at the Boys and Girls Club and the YWCA.