Kyla Westphal

Climate tech marketing lead at X (formerly known as Google X)


Kyla has built and launched brands for some of the most innovative and mission-driven teams on the planet. She has dedicated her career to sparking movements around transformative technologies to tackle the climate crisis, and the people who build them.

As Marketing Lead at X, The Moonshot Factory (formerly known as Google X), she
launched the world’s first drone delivery service in Australia (Wing), unveiled the world’s first utility-scale energy kite (Makani), and brought innovative geothermal home heating and cooling to market (Dandelion).

Kyla started her career as a public servant, working for U.S. Senator Barbara Boxer, and has since worked with a wide range of companies spanning clean technology startups, electric utilities, nonprofits and lifestyle brands over a 17 year career.

She holds a master’s degree from Columbia University’s School of International and Public Affairs, and a dual bachelor’s degree in International Relations & Italian from the University of Southern California.

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