Kayla Walker is a first-year Scholar from Cincinnati, Ohio. During her time at OSU, she will be majoring in Fine Arts with a minor in Psychology. By combining her love for drawing/painting and enthusiasm for helping others, Kayla hopes to earn a Masters in Art Therapy. Art therapy is a form of psychotherapy that encourages self-expression and can be used as a remedy or as an aid of diagnosis. She strongly believes that art is healing form of communication and wants to inform others, especially children, of the benefits of using their creative side when dealing with life issues. Ohio State does not offer a pre-art therapy program, but the combination of her major and minor with her connections to programs, facilities, and people that practice art therapy will give her the course requirements and experience she needs to apply for her masters. Before coming to Ohio State, Kayla participated in multiple orchestra groups and spent much of her time doing gymnastics. Due to current schedule conflicts with her scholars program and academics, she currently isn’t involved in any orchestra or gymnastics clubs, but uses her free time to practice her viola and explore fitness classes at the RPAC. Kayla is a member of the Mount Leadership Society, which focuses on helping students develop their leadership skills and while participating in a wide range of community service projects on and off campus. She is also a member of the Wellness Activities Committee (WAC) within the scholars group. WAC encourages members of Mount to get involved in daily activities by creating fun fitness events, informing people of intramural sports within Mount, and discussing the importance of a healthy diet. Kayla deeply enjoys being in the Mount Leadership Society because of their strong sense of community and strive to make an impact on campus, in Columbus, and the world.