Mikayla is an enrolled member of the Puyallup Tribe and of Mexican descent. She attended the University of Washington-Tacoma, where she studied Communications. She has worked at the Puyallup Tribal Court as a Court Clerk. As well as at the Puyallup Tribe of Indians Communications Department as a Communications Coordinator. Mikayla is also the Communications Coordinator for Seattle-based nonprofit, Native Action Network. In her spare time, she is a volunteer cheer coach with the Puyallup Jr. Vikings Football & Cheer program and the assistant high school cheer coach at Chief Leschi Schools. She is the mother of 3 children and 1 bonus child.