Kyal is a Ph.D. student in economics and public policy at the University of Michigan. She is interested in research that lies at the intersection of economic development and finance. Previously, Kyal worked as a senior associate economist at the Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago. During her time at the Federal Reserve, she did research and policy work related to the US insurance industry. Kyal has a B.B.A. in actuarial science from the University of Wisconsin.