McKayla Andrus

McKayla Andrus '23 recently graduated from Loyola Marymount University with a major in Environmental Studies. She has always been in awe of people and the nature around her. This passion has brought her to environments where she is continuously learning how to care for the earth as well as nearby communities.

During her time at LMU, she interned at Waves of Recovery, a surf therapy non-profit in Manhattan Beach that specializes in mental health and addiction. Now, she works with ALMA Backyard Farms, a non-profit urban farm based in Compton. As Program Coordinator at ALMA, she utilizes urban agriculture to inspire kids with a love for learning, the outdoors, and well-being.