Mikayla Martins joined the Nebraska Athletic Department as a custodian/event setup assistant at the Bob Devaney Sports Center in August of 2010. She also assists with groundskeeping at the Devaney Center.
Martins came to Lincoln from Creighton University's facility management in Omaha, where she served as a groundskeeper.
After attending Briar Cliff University for three years, she completed her bachelor's degree in criminal justice at Kaplan University in Lincoln in April of 2012, after completing her associate's degree in October of 2010. In addition to her classwork at Briar Cliff, she played soccer on the school's team, and also served in the food services department.
She is currently pursuing a master's degree in criminal justice.
She has one son, Elias, who is three years old.