Mikhayla Hughes-Shaw

Mikhayla Hughes-Shaw is a recent graduate of the University of Iowa with a journalism and mass communication degree and a Critical Cultural Competence certificate. Originally from Rock Island, Illinois, she worked as a peer mentor for the University of Iowa School of Journalism, providing academic and social support to journalism majors. She was a news intern for KWWL-TV, in Waterloo, Iowa, and KWQC-TV in Davenport, Iowa, which covers the Quad Cities area of southeastern Iowa and northwestern Illinois. She serves as a co-host for “LOVE Girls the Podcast,” designed to empower girls, in partnership with LOVE Girls Magazine and WVIK, an NPR station in the Quad Cities. Hughes-Shaw was Miss Iowa 2018.