MFR Forest Resources
Clemson University 2013
Clemson Univeristy 2001
B.S. Biology (Plant Sciences)
College of Charleston 1995
Master Gardener Training Course
Prior to joining the Home and Garden Information Center (HGIC) in 2015, LayLa managed Clemson University’s Hemlock Woolly Adelgid/Predatory Beetle Rearing Laboratory funded through the Initiative on Biological Control against Hemlock Woolly Adelgid (Forest Health Protection-USDA Forest Service). She brings an added Forest Entomology/Invasive Species component to Extension as well as providing assistance to SC residents with landscape tree care and monitoring programs for potentially threatening insects.
As a staff member of HGIC, LayLa provides research based information to SC residents regarding landscaping, gardening, plant health, household pests, food safety & preservation, and nutrition, physical activity & health.