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Mikaela is from Long Beach, California, where she was in the magnet program PACE at Long Beach Polytechnic High School. She then attended University of California, Davis, where she double majored in International Relations and Sociology.
Mikaela took a gap year after her undergraduate career and began working at The Simon Law Group in 2017 as an Administrative Assistant. While there, she knew she wanted to spend her days advocating and giving a voice to those who have been injured. With this reignited passion, she applied to Law School.
Since Mikaela always viewed school as an excuse to get to know a new place, she moved to Kentucky and attended the University of Kentucky College of Law. During her three years in Kentucky, she was an Ambassador for the College of Law and volunteered with Court Appointment Special Advocates. Mikaela spent both of her summers as a Law Clerk at the Department of Public Advocacy’s Trial Office. Mikaela also completed an Externship with the Department of Public Advocacy’s Innocence Project, where she advocated for wrongly convicted individuals. Mikaela was also a Research Assistant for Professor Blanche Cook where she worked on Sex Trafficking as well as 4th Amendment issues. During her last year of Law School, she worked as a Certified Legal Intern for the University of Kentucky College of Law Legal Clinic, where she advised, counseled, and represented indigent clients. She did all of this, while continuing to work remotely as a Law Clerk for The Simon Law Group. Mikaela graduated from the University of Kentucky College of Law in May 2021 and received the Pro Bono Award for completing 120 pro bono hours.
Law School allowed Mikaela the space and time to develop her passion. She wants to spend her life and energy advocating for Justice for her clients, and The Simon Law Group gives her the opportunity to do just that.
Mikaela, along with the loves of her life, her boyfriend Raleigh and their Goldendoodle Ali, moved from Kentucky to her hometown in California. Although she is no longer in Kentucky, you can still find her cheering on the Cats. She also enjoys walking her dog, watching anime, reading J.R.R. Tolkien, and being inspired to bake after watching The Great British Bake Off.