Born and raised in a suburb of Chicago (go Cubbies!), Michaela moved out to California to attend Westmont College where she received her B.A in Communication Studies. Michaela is one of six kids, and is grateful to have grown up in a big, loving family. With a heart for the youth in Santa Barbara, Michaela volunteers with the organization Young Life and hangs out with students at Santa Barbara High School. She has always had an interest in fashion, and hopes to pursue a career in ethical fashion one day. In her free time you can find Michaela hanging out at the Mission Park, or forcing her friends to watch Chicago sports with her.