Kayla Malahiazar is a documentary filmmaker based in New York City. She served as the associate producer on the Emmy-nominated documentary Kingdom of Shadows, which examines the human cost of the US-Mexico drug war. Previously, she served as production coordinator on the two-part bilingual series for PBS about Latino high school students, The Graduates/Los Graduados, and was the outreach coordinator for the Emmy-nominated documentary Reportero. Malahiazar graduated from Sarah Lawrence College in 2012 with a BA in Liberal Arts and a focus on international politics.