McKayla Nelson was named Compliance Specialist at KU in October of 2020. Previously, she was a Compliance Intern at KU while earning her Master of Legal Studies in NCAA Compliance and Sports Law degree from the Drexel University School of Law. McKayla began her career as an Eligibility Representative at the National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics (NAIA). She graduated from the University of Mississippi in 2018 with a bachelor’s degree in Political Science. McKayla is a native of Gardner, Kansas.