"Mikaela Rear is a Master of Science in Foreign Service (MSFS) candidate with a concentration in International Development. While at Georgetown, she completed an internship with the Emergency and Post-Crisis Unit of the International Organization for Migration in Myanmar. She also interned with Refugees International in Washington, DC.
Prior to her time with MSFS, Mikaela was a community organizer for U.S. political campaigns in Nevada, North Carolina, Florida, and Texas. She also volunteered in multiple humanitarian settings, supporting post-disaster reconstruction in the Philippines and Mexico and providing psychosocial support programming for women in Greek refugee camps.
Mikaela graduated from the University of California, Berkeley with a double-major in political science and peace and conflict studies, completing an honors thesis on post-disaster state-insurgency relations. She also spent five months studying abroad in Istanbul, Turkey.
After MSFS, Mikaela hopes to pursue a career related to forced displacement and humanitarian policy, with an emphasis on bridging the divide between the development and humanitarian sectors. Outside of school, she is a PADI-certified scuba diver and loves watching food-oriented travel shows. She is proficient in Spanish."
"I was drawn to MSFS because of its smaller cohort size, the close relationships between students and professors/practitioners, and the plethora of extracurricular and co-curricular opportunities available due to its D.C. location.”
Yarnell, Mark and Mikaela Rear. (2019). Dear UN secretary-general, don't forget the internally displaced. The New Humanitarian. [https://www.thenewhumanitarian.org/opinion/2019/07/15/un-secretary-general-internally-displaced-persons-idps]