Kayla Paraiso
Kayla Paraiso
Height: 5-5
Year: Jr.
Hometown: New Haven, CT
High School: Hopkins
Position: Sprints
Major: English/World Literature and Political Studies
College: Pitzer

At Pomona-Pitzer: Enters her junior season as a member of the Pomona-Pitzer Women’s Track and Field team, where she competes in the sprints.

High School: Attended the Hopkins School in New Haven, Connecticut, where she competed on the track and cross country teams… Cross country place 5 runner… Placed in NEPTSA 2013 XC Championships… 2014 Track Championships (4x4)…2013 and 2014 Penn Relays (4x1 and 4x4)…2014 Varick D. Harrison Girls' Track award…2014 Track Sportsmanship award…2013-2014 Three Sport Award…Captain of the 2013-2014 Indoor Track and Outdoor Track teams…Cum laude society…Graduated with four-year collective GPA of 10.7/12… Won John A Wilkinson Award…2014 Art Editor for literary magazine.

Personal: Attends Pitzer College, where she majors in English/World Literature and Political Studies…Has two younger brothers…Hobbies include writing, jazz piano, attending concerts, yoga, making art and cutting hair…Favorite athlete is Manny Pacquiao…Favorite books are We; The Picture of Dorian Gray; Cloud Atlas; Brave New World; Me Talk Pretty One Day; Cat's Cradle; 1984; Alice's Adventures in Wonderland; The Child Thief; Lord of the Flies; A Tale of Two Cities; Girl, Interrupted; and A Clockwork Orange…Favorite movies include Rocky Horror Picture Show, Donnie Darko, The Silence of the Lambs, Fight Club, Amelie, The Breakfast Club, The Big Lebowski, Scott Pilgrim vs. The World, Harry Potter series, The Brothers Bloom, Pan's Labyrinth, Labyrinth, everything Kubrick, everything Tim Burton, everything Tarantino…Lists Kevin Pearce, Emma Watson and Gandhi as the public figures she most admires…Has volunteered at Yale-New Haven Hospital in the pediatrics emergency department, as well as at the Columbus House in New Haven as a cook/server.