Mikaela is a first-year MSFS student with a concentration in International Development. Prior to her time at Georgetown, she was a community organizer for several U.S. political campaigns and volunteered in humanitarian settings in the Philippines, Greece, and Mexico.
She graduated from University of California, Berkeley in 2015 with a Bachelor of Arts in Political Science and a second Bachelor of Arts in Peace and Conflict Studies. While there, Mikaela completed an honors thesis on post-disaster state insurgency relations.
After MSFS, she hopes to pursue a career related to forced displacement and refugee resettlement in the United States, with an emphasis on education access. Outside of school, Mikaela is a PADI-certified scuba diver and loves watching food-oriented travel shows.
"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.”