Kayla learned about POP in high school and loved the field’s unique combination of health care, creativity and engineering. She reached out to the director of a local POP school, who nurtured her interests and eventually helped her sign up for their technician program. Kayla began interning at a nearby hospital, where she got to help a patient stand for the first time. When she saw the excitement on their face, she knew POP was the path for her. Kayla went on to earn her master’s in prosthetics and orthotics from Northwestern University and is completing her residency with the Department of Veterans Affairs. She is excited to use her technical background to help former service members regain mobility and independence.