Kayleigh Kozyra (pronounced Kay-lee Kuh-zair-uh) is a neurodivergent artist, educator, and researcher based in Tucson, Arizona. She holds a Master’s Degree in Special Education from the University of Arizona and is currently pursuing her doctorate in Art & Visual Culture Education at the UA. Kayleigh is an experienced classroom teacher, having taught both Special Education and Visual Art. She works with undergraduate pre-service teachers in the University of Arizona’s Art & Visual Culture Education program. She has worked with the University of Arizona Museum of Art to develop resources, trainings, and programs to improve access for disabled visitors. Kayleigh’s art practice is frequently inspired by the desert southwest and, more recently, by the experience of profound grief. She works primarily in 2D media including analog and digital collage, 35mm film photography, illustration, and printmaking. Kayleigh’s scholarly research utilizes disability studies frameworks to critically analyze and improve accessibility and inclusion in art museums. Additionally, Kayleigh’s other research interests include critical pedagogy, arts-based research, museum education, and youth and student participation in art museums.