Whiwung / About Me
Kayla Begay wholye'. 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 enrolled in the Hoopa Valley Tribal member, with grandparents and great-grandparents also enrolled in Karuk and Yurok tribes. Begay has received an MA and PhD in Linguistics from University of California, Berkeley, and BA in Linguistics from Stanford University with a minor in Native American studies. She is currently an Assistant Professor at Humboldt State University in Native American Studies. Begay is working towards conversational fluency in the languages of her family heritage, and is also a traditional basket weaver and singer.