Michaela grew up in Walla Walla, Washington as the older sister of two younger brothers. Her whole life she has aspired to use health care as a means to build relationships with people in a physical way, as well as connecting with them in an emotional and spiritual way. She hopes to use this SPRINT trip to further her understanding of health care in an international setting. Her team is already very fond of the way that Michaela always cries when she laughs. Fun fact: Michaela loves breakfast food, especially pancakes (or waffles or french toast).