A Florida native, Lyla was raised in Tampa and educated at the University of South Florida, with a Bachelor’s of Science in Sociology. She served as a Student Success Coach at City Year Miami, a non-profit organization that works in underserved schools to be direct interventionist and near peer mentors. After she completed the AmeriCorps program, she moved back to Tampa where she was a healthcare manager and marketing director, this experience taught her the importance of being compassionate and a team player. Accepted into Harvard Business School Online, Lyla completed a negotiation mastery and entrepreneurship essentials course to apply those skills in her real estate career. She became a real estate agent to help serve her community, ease the stress of home buying and to share her expertise as a local. Real estate is one way of investing to build wealth and calling a place your home!