Kyna (pronounced kee-nuh) Byrd is currently a Master's of Laboratory Animal Science student at Stanford University, with an expected graduation date of March 2023. Their research focus is on animal behavior and welfare, and refining the ways we care for biomedical research animals to improve experimental translation and reproducibility.

Kyna is a certified Laboratory Animal Technologist (RLATG) and has over a decade of animal husbandry experience with countless species in biomedical research, zoos, wildlife rehabilitation, and animal shelters, as well as many years of teaching and public speaking experience.

After graduation, Kyna is open to career opportunities that involve enhancing animal well-being in any setting. They are especially interested in the use of enrichment and training to improve animal care, as well as managing quality and compliance for animal use in research.