Dr. Mekhayel was born and raised in Jackson, Michigan. She graduated from the Michigan College of Optometry at Ferris State University after completing her Bachelors in Human Biology at Michigan State University. Her clinical rotations included the Battle Creek VA Medical Center, Henry Ford OptimEyes, and Kresge Eye Institute. She is a member of the American Optometric Association and the Michigan Optometric Association. In her spare time, she enjoys music, outdoor activities, and travelling.