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Mikayla Slaydon

Program Specialist

Mikayla Slaydon is a program specialist with the Fellowships team at Equal Justice Works. In this role, Mikayla supports the management of  Fellowship programs, including those focused on housing and the opioid crisis.

Mikayla, a native Texan, obtained her Bachelor’s degree in Educational Psychology from Texas A&M. While there, Mikayla was the chief student leader of two student organizations, one of which organized and executed the largest student-run orientation program in the country. In her senior year, she applied and was accepted into three graduate programs, along with being awarded the Avilès-Johnson Graduate Fellowship, which congratulates high-achieving graduate students who bring a multiplicity of diverse experiences to the university. Mikayla attended The Bush School of Government and Public Service at Texas A&M University for her Master of Public Service & Administration.

Mikayla is passionate about giving back to the community, and has  served as a board member for The Reach Project, a nonprofit in the Bryan-College Station area of Texas that is dedicated to highlighting the needs of invisible workers at universities, such as janitorial, cafeteria, and groundskeeping staff. She also interned on Capitol Hill with Senator John Hickenlooper and researched data surrounding the availability of apprenticeship programs for young adults and crafting literature in support of apprenticeship accessibility.