Keila's interests revolve around education, community organizing, and policy. She is particularly interested in increasing low-income and minority students’ access to resources and higher education attainment. She has served as co-vice president for AKD for two semesters and as the Networking Team Coordinator for the National Society of Leadership and Success (NSLS) for 3 semesters. As part of a sociology class, Keila and other students began a project to increase the number of college readiness programs in Merced high schools. She also visited Merced High School and gave a presentation detailing the difference between a UC and CSU, the difference between ACT and SAT, and the resources available to them (along with information of where they can find those resources). During her last semester, she served as a research assistant to Dr. Charlie Eaton. She earned an Excellence in Service student Award from NSLS, made the Dean’s Honor List in the Fall of 2017, and the Chancellor’s Honor List in the Spring of 2018. She was also a recipient a of four-year Gateway scholarship.