Kayla Zhu


Kayla’s passion lies in investigative data journalism and finding stories through spreadsheets, GIS tools and code. She has experience in Python, SQL and QGIS, and is constantly looking to advance her technical skills and knowledge.

Previously, Kayla interned at CBC’s investigative unit and worked as reporter for the Local News Data Hub, where her stories were published through The Canadian Press. Her past writing has also appeared in The Green Line, The Eyeopener, On the Record and J-Source. Kayla is a graduate of the Toronto Metropolitan University’s journalism program. She is interested in urban planning, cultural geography and inequities in our health and education systems. In her free time, she enjoys playing ultimate frisbee, critiquing K-pop music, finding yuzu-flavored things to eat, hiking, reading and casual gaming.