Cayla L. Anderson is a graduate student at Clemson University. She obtained her dual degree in Building Construction and Real Estate from Virginia Tech in 2016. Currently she is pursuing her M.S. in Construction Science & Management and Ph.D. in Planning Design and Built Environment from Clemson University. Prior to enrolling in the PDBE program, Cayla worked in various engineering roles for Gilbane Building Company and Turner Construction Company. While working as a QA/QC engineer on a data center project, she discovered her passion for educating today's workforce. Her current research interest are construction education, workforce development, and STEM education.