Kayla Begay who:lye'. Na:tinixwe awht'e'. Ta'k'imiłdimił, xontah nikya:w na:wha e:y. Tsung-site:n-ding siwhday, Na:tinixw siwhday ne'in. A:k'iwilaw-me'ch'ine:ł'e:n-ding nikya:w, University of California Berkeley 'ulye hayah k'iwinya'nya:n mixine:whe' wung-whikyun-na'way. PhD candidate a:wht'e'.
Kayla Begay is a Hoopa Valley Tribal member of Hupa, Yurok and Karuk descent. Begay holds a bachelors degree in Linguistics from Stanford University and a masters degree in Linguistics from U.C. Berkeley. She is currently a graduate student in the Linguistics Ph.D. program at U.C. Berkeley. Begay is working towards conversational fluency in the languages of her family heritage, and is also a traditional basket weaver and singer.