Mikayla CampbellAthletics Coach
Mikayla Campbell is a Los Angeles native from the San Fernando Valley. She studied entrepreneurship and African-American Studies at Loyola Marymount, graduating in May 2017 and earning her bachelor's degree in business administration. While at Loyola Marymount, Mikayla was a Division 1 athlete, devoting two years to the women’s soccer team. Following this, and to diversify her experience, she spent a semester at Spelman College in Atlanta, Georgia, a summer session in Barcelona, Spain, and finally participated in an immersion program in Cuba. Mikayla takes a particular interest in social entrepreneurship, especially in regard to underrepresented groups and sports within the Los Angeles landscape. Prior to starting at Mirman, she joined Street Soccer USA as the first Program Manager in the region, where her entrepreneurial nature drove her to autonomously establish soccer programs for 400+ youth in the Los Angeles county. Due in part to her work here, Mikayla brings with her an expertise in soccer programming that speaks to the social-emotional needs of youth, and perceives sport in general as a huge tool in developing youth in character traits such as self-efficacy and resilience.
Mikayla holds a Double-Goal Coach: Coaching for Winning and Life Lessons certification through the Positive Coaching Alliance, and will soon have her USSF Grassroots license. Mikayla perceives her work with Mirman as an opportunity to begin eradicating barriers for female athletes. Mikayla looks forward to taking advantage of her seat at the table, serving the unique needs of the youth she works with, and growing alongside the youth she seeks to inspire.