Nyla Pollard is a 2021 graduate of the College of William and Mary, located in Williamsburg, VA.
Nyla is a People (HR) Business Partner at Anheuser-Busch, the home of America's best-loved beers and breweries, where she runs the show for all things HR while leading initiatives that bring her passions -- Diversity & Inclusion, Engagement, and Talent Acquisition -- to life. Previously, Nyla interned for the National Football League (NFL) in the Human Resources Department, which was the perfect combination of her strong suits: People and Sports. A 2021 graduate of the College of William & Mary, Nyla holds a bachelor's degree in Sociology, as well as Elementary Education. She is a certified elementary educator, with her most coveted experience stemming from sowing into her second-grade students during the pandemic. Throughout college, Nyla also served as a volunteer and intern for Classroom Champions, a nonprofit that empowers children to thrive academically, socially, and emotionally through the mentorship of world-class athletes.
And with over 15 years of athletic experience -- four of those years as a Division I student-athlete on the women's basketball team at William & Mary -- Nyla always seeks opportunities to invest in student-athletes, especially as they enter their early careers. She currently serves on the Junior Board of Directors for the Make-A-Play Foundation, a nonprofit that prepares underrepresented student-athletes for executive careers in highly competitive industries.
Nyla shared that, "My collegiate experience was evidence of just how fulfilling college can be. I double majored in the two curricula that piqued my interest and ignited every ounce of my curiosity and problem-solving. Many people inquired what my next steps would be [with those majors], and though I didn't know at the time, I had faith that God would order my steps if I remained true to the interests and passions He'd placed on my heart. And He did! Now, I'm in a field that maximizes my gifts, and every day, I continue to learn new ways to bring those gifts to life."