30 Under 30: Mikyala Clayton, SHRM-CP

Meet the Millennials who are leading HR into the future.

By Tony Lee Nov 23, 2016
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Mikyala ClaytonWhether helping to improve the quality of health care across the country or working to advocate for improved human rights around the globe, Mikyala “Miki” Clayton has been at the forefront of providing HR services to those who do well by doing good.

While completing her bachelor’s degree at Howard University, Clayton spent almost three years working as a benefits assistant with the British Embassy, where she oversaw benefits administration for more than 1,000 employees and managed benefits enrollment, termination and updates. Soon after, she spent five years in a range of HR positions with the National Committee for Quality Assurance (NCQA), a nonprofit dedicated to improving health care quality. During this time, she earned a master’s degree in organizational development from Trinity University, which helped her advance to the position of HR manager at the NCQA.

Earlier in 2016, Clayton, 29, made the leap to the Fund for Global Human Rights, where, as HR director, she helps the Washington, D.C.-based nonprofit advocacy group and its employees in their efforts to identify dynamic human rights defenders and provide them with financial resources and strategic support.

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