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Kayla Nicole Root




  • The Pennsylvania State University 

Expected date of graduation: May 2021

Bachelor’s of Science Degrees in Microbiology and Physics   

*Member of Ebrahimi Bio-Electronics Lab @ Penn State University – Department of Electrical Engineering


Professional Experience


Client Relations Specialist

Emergency Veterinary Hospital                                     June 2019 - Present

State College, PA

  • Register and check-in new patients and their owners

  • Process payments and manage files and computer systems

  • Provide general guidance and transfer communications from veterinarians to clients

  • Clean exam rooms and offer assistance as needed

Animal Care Volunteer

Plumpton Park Zoo, Rising Sun, MD              June – August, 2016 – 2018

Family owned zoo home to over 180 animals, many rescued from mistreatment or being illegally held

  • Preparation of diets of carnivores, primates, aves, etc.

  • Dish washing, stall cleaning, grooming and chores in the enclosures of various species


Barn Manager

White Feather Farm, Oxford, PA                        January 2011 – June 2016

Family owned farm dedicated to care, breeding & training of champion Gypsy Vanner horses

  • Exercise horses, ensuring maintenance of health and well being of champion bloodline horses with training regimen

  • Feed, stall cleaning, grooming and chores to maintain barn cleanliness, care for other farm animals



Kayla Nicole Cosmetics, LLC., Oxford, PA            August 2018 – Present

Custom line of cosmetics and live online make-up tutorials

  • Super-shimmer lipsticks called GLOWSTIX by Kayla Nicole that are long-lasting, vegan certified, pro-vitamin, not tested on animals, and USA made. Complimented with matching topical glitter.



Beyond Equality Inc., Oxford, PA                      November 2015 – Present

Non-Profit Organization Supporting and Promoting Diversity through the Value of Individual Experience

  • My goal is to encourage girls and boys to follow their passions and try new experiences regardless of gender, race, or culture.  I strive to inspire others have rich, fulfilling, and rewarding lives and to enhance societal contributions and economic innovation through individual experiences.



  • Runway: DMae Designs, June 2015

  • Runway: Erdon, June 2015

  • Runway: The A-List Look, June 2015

  • Runway: Urban Exchange, June 2015

  • Top 10 Runway model: IMTA, New York 2014

  • Top 10 Commercial print modeling: IMTA, New York 2014

  • Runway: Beauty Palooza II, Atlantic City 2014

  • Model and Live Promotion: Macy’s Spring Trend Show and fragrance modeling, Plymouth Meeting, May 2015

  • Model and Live Promotion: Macy’s Spring Trend Show, Center City Philadelphia, November 2014

  • Model and Live Promotion: Macy’s Winter Trend Show, King of Prussia, October 2013, April 2013


Professional Model and Acting Training & Education:

  • Acting Instruction: Jimmy Carr, Patrick Baca, Dawn Jeffory-Nelson, Sam Lowy, and Ron Parson 2013 to present

  • Acting Workshops: Tom Logan, 2014, 2015

  • Runway Workshops: Julie Desidero

  • Morning News Anchor, WOHS Oxford Area High School TV News Team 2013, 2014


Special Skills & Hobbies:

  • Archery - long bow

  • Equestrian - dressage

  • Instruments: Piano, Violin, Upright Bass, Electric guitar, Bass guitar, Drums

Community Activities/Volunteerism

  • Morning News Anchor, WOHS Oxford Area High School TV News Team, 2013 - 2016

  • Children’s Miracle Network, Fundraising, 2013 to 2016

  • KYW News Studies Program, September 2016

  • 101.7 WDEL, Journalism Evening Event, Young Journalists of Pennsylvania, 2015

  • Editor-in-Chief, The Sting, Oxford Area High School Newspaper, 2015 - 2016

  • Academic Competition Team, 2015 - 2016


Awards and Honors

  • United States of America’s Miss Pennsylvania, 2019

  • National English Honor Society, 2016

  • National Honor Society, 2015

  • Miss Pennsylvania’s Outstanding Teen State Competition – Top 12 Finalist, 2016

  • Miss Philadelphia’s Outstanding Teen, 2016

  • Miss Pennsylvania’s Outstanding Teen – Top Scholastic Award, 2015, 2016

  • Miss Mid-State’s Outstanding Teen, 2015

  • Miss Southeastern PA's Outstanding Teen, 2014

  • IMTA Top 10 Commercial Print Models, 2014

  • IMTA Top 10 Runway Models, 2014

  • Duke of Edinburgh Bronze Award, 2014

  • Miss Greater Delaware Valley PA's Outstanding Teen, 2013

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