Born and raised in Memphis, Tennessee, Mikayla Michelle Adams earned her B.A. from the University of Memphis where she studied women’s and gender studies and history. During her time there she dedicated her spare time to running the Student History Society and being a peer educator for the Sexual Assault Prevention and Awareness Coalition. Adams took a gap year to work in Memphis before coming to the University of Mississippi to continue her education.

 Areas of Focus: Twentieth-century U.S. history and gender studies