Kyle received her B.A. in Sociology with a criminal justice concentration from the University of North Carolina at Wilmington (UNCW). After spending a few months in Mexico studying Spanish, Kyle returned to UNCW to complete an M.A. in Applied Sociology and Criminology. During this time, Kyle helped write a state policy brief on rural economic decline, created an evaluation proposal for an offender re-entry job readiness program, and helped redesign three wellness programs to meet the growing needs of the Hispanic/Latino community. Kyle’s graduate research on intimate partner violence helped educate local law enforcement and communities on the unmet need for victim assistance programs in rural areas, and was later published in the International Journal of Rural Criminology.
Kyle’s career took a unique turn when she relocated to Summit County, Colorado, and spent nearly 2 years as a substance abuse detox and mental health triage counselor and volunteered as a professional Victim Advocate for the county and surrounding areas. Her counseling and advocacy experience provided invaluable perspective on how vulnerable populations access public services. Providing culturally-competent and meaningful interventions to improve people’s’ lives is Kyle’s passion.
Her favorite thing about working with Transform Consulting Group clients is when they see the results of their programs for the first time with real data!