Kayla M. Kennedy likes to consider herself a renaissance woman. With degrees in Criminal Justice, Theatre Arts, Psychology, and Applied Behavior Analysis she dabbles in both the arts and sciences. By day she works as a BCBA with families affected by autism and other social disabilities. By night she is an avid reader, writer, actress, director, producer, washed-up athlete, and now a poet. She founded Spectrum Studios Theatre as a way to foster a creative and collaborative environment for aspiring artists both on and off the spectrum through workshops and productions. These days she spends most of her free time walking through the forest with her 200-pound puppy or collaborating with friends on the next big project.