Meet Mikayla – Spring 2022, Communications Intern

by | Apr 15, 2022

GASP: What is your major at and why did you choose it?

Mikayla: I am majoring in art with a minor in marketing and a certificate in sales. I chose to major in art because it has been my lifelong passion. I chose to study sales and marketing because I think it helps me communicate in a business context. 

GASP: What do you hope to do after you graduate? (for college students)

Mikayla: After graduating, I hope to pursue a career in art or marketing. 

GASP: What is your dream job?

Mikayla: Jobs that I hope I would have the opportunity to pursue are: art director, tattoo artist, and illustrator.

GASP: What do you hope to learn while interning with GASP?

Mikayla: While at GASP, I hope to learn more about how to use art to educate, motivate, and inform people. During my time here, I hope to develop my skills in graphic design, web design, virtual marketing, and email marketing.

GASP: Why is our mission to reduce air pollution important to you?

Mikayla: I care both about the impacts that air pollution has on the environment and on the health of people. I want to be able to help my community to be a safer and healthier place to live. I think that educating people about air pollution and working towards preventing it aligns with this goal. 

GASP: What is your favorite food?

Mikayla: Frozen yogurt

GASP: Where do you consider your hometown?

Mikayla: Huntsville, Alabama

GASP: What are your hobbies?

Mikayla: I like to draw, paint, play piano and mallet instruments, and explore the city. 

GASP: Who or what are your influences?

Mikayla: I am influenced by artists: Octavio Ocampo, Olly Moss, and Shantell Martin. I also find that scientific illustration and tattoos inspire my art. 

GASP: What are some other fun facts about yourself?

Mikayla: I have a dog named Joy, who got her name from her very enthusiastic greetings. I am a Local artist who has displayed at Lowe Mill, Rojo, Filter Coffee, Arts Revive, Mountain Valley Arts Council, Jacksonville State University, Beacon Yoga, AEIVA, and Birmingham Oddities. I also used to be a competitive percussionist. I played marimba and vibraphone.


About Madison Naves
Madison Naves, Storyteller, is a graduate of The University of Alabama where she majored in Communications with a concentration in News Media. While attending UA, Madison served as a writer for the university’s student-run newspaper, The Crimson White. She enjoys meeting new people, traveling, and creative storytelling. Madison's interest in journalism comes from her desire to showcase unheard stories from people that are meaningful. Email Madison
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