MaKayla Walker was born in Jackson, TN but raised in Memphis, TN. In 2015 she graduated in the top 15 percent of her class at Memphis East High School. There, she was a working member of The KEY Club, The National Honor Society, and Health Occupations Students of America (HOSA). She was also the Student Government president, and captain of the EHS competitive cheerleading team. Next, she attended Middle Tennessee State University with a major in Multimedia Journalism and minored in Leisure, Sports and Tourism. During this time she compiled a hefty list of internships with ESPN Radio, the MTSU Athletics Marketing Department, the MTSU Football Recruitment Department, and the NSEN campus news station (college sports anchor). In 2018, only three years after enrolling at MTSU, she graduated with a Bachelors of Science. After graduating she felt the need to work with young African Americans to inspire and help them find their path to success. It was this passion that led her to serve as an AmeriCorps City Year member in New Orleans, LA. While serving as a high school reading interventionist, she strives to build confidence in the classroom and the love for reading. MaKayla aims to own her space and make an impact everywhere she goes.