Kay Lera is the Research Administrative Assistant providing overall administrative support to several UW-CTRI leaders: Dr. Michael Fiore, Dr. Timothy Baker, Dr. Brooke Anderson, Dr. Megan Piper and Dr. Danielle McCarthy. Lera also coordinates UW-CTRI meetings, events and assists with UW-CTRI, new student-staff orientation by managing an online course.
Lera previously taught elementary students for nine years in Verona and for 19 years in Virginia. She also worked as a tech expert for schools and for Apple. She was an Adjunct Education Professor at James Madison University in Harrisonburg, Virginia. The New York state native earned her education degree from Eastern Mennonite University and her master’s degree in education from James Madison University.
She owns two businesses, Lera-Wellness & Care LLC and Rest Easy Pet Sitting. Lera is an E-RYT 500 yoga teacher and teaches at a local hot yoga studio.