Ayla joined the David Black Agency in 2019. Previously, she worked as an editorial assistant and assistant editor at Beacon Press in Boston, and as a development editor for encyclopedias at Oxford University Press. She received a very expensive piece of paper from Connecticut College saying she is marginally qualified to discuss major subjects in Literatures in English, and five-sixths qualified to talk about minor topics in Art History. A few of her favorite writers are Carmen Maria Machado, Kristen Arnett, Hanif Abdurraqib, Helen Oyeyemi, Daniel Mallory Ortberg, and Samantha Irby.