Mikayla Tillery is an incoming third-year student at Stanford University studying Urban Studies and African & African American Studies with a minor in Environmental Systems Engineering. She conducts research on equitable building decarbonization at the Stanford Law School and worked as a Research Assistant at the Martin Luther King, Jr. Research and Education Institute. Mikayla currently serves as an Undergraduate Senator, Black Recruitment and Orientation Committee Coordinator, Student Representative on the Stanford Board of Trustees Committee on Land, Buildings and Real Estate, and as a Resident Assistant. Mikayla has interned at several organizations and offices including the United States Department of Energy, the Working Families Party, Open Streets Cape Town, and the New York State Senate. Mikayla's academic interests center on how to use housing and energy policy to promote habitability and affordability for frontline communities.