Shayla R. Richard (ree-shard) joined Breakthrough Energy in November 2022 as the Technical Project Manager on the Operations team. She is third generation Denverite with Louisiana roots. Shayla loves giving back to her community and is a co-founding member of the Sisterhood of Philanthropists Impacting Needs (SPIN), a philanthropic giving circle of women who give $1 a day and collectively donate to various causes.
Shayla holds a Bachelor of Arts Degree from The University of Denver and has pursued a Master’s in Public Policy from the University of Colorado at Denver. Shayla also received a certificate in Web Development from Galvanize in 2018. Shayla sits on the boards for Emerge Colorado and The Urban League of Metro Denver. She is also a member of the Racial Equity Council via the Mayor’s Office of Social Equity and Innovation.
Shayla has a deep love of music, all forms of entertainment, the human experience, live comedic performances, helping others, and cooking.