Ayla Derrick is very excited to join Study Smart as the Curriculum Assistant. She brings a love and passion for students’ success in and out of the classroom and hopes to continue to support first-generation students through her position. Ayla is a graduate of Colorado State University, Fort Collins, with a degree and certification in English Education. She took her first post-graduate job as an Instructor with Study Smart Tutors in 2021 and is now furthering her commitment to education by assisting the Education department. Ayla has lived in many parts of the country, from Florida to Colorado, South Carolina, and has now settled in Southern California. Her interests include video games, amateur mycology, and marine biology.