Mikaela was born in Alaska where she grew up loving the outdoors. However, it wasn’t until she moved to Hawaii that she truly fell in love with the ocean. Mikaela has a communications background in clean energy and environmental conservation and works for an environmental nonprofit, Center for Sustainable Energy, where she manages their local policy and research initiative, the Equinox Project. Mikaela’s excited to be on the Executive Committee and to be working with an influential organization that has a direct impact on the health of our oceans and the sustainability of our region.