A 2011 graduate of Rex Putnam High School in Milwaukie, OR, Michaela ran collegiately at Willamette University in Salem, where she focused primarily on the 1500 and the steeplechase. She was a three-time All-American and eight-time national competitor. She graduated from Willamette in 2015 with a B.S. in Biology and is currently attending the University of Oregon in order to earn her Masters in Education.
Michaela ran with Team Run Eugene back in 2015 for a season and then spent some time traveling and working on different research projects with Oregon State University, Cornell University, and the Queensland University. After this academic break from training Michaela has moved back to Eugene to pursue a career in education and continue to pursue her athletic career on the track. Her goals include improving her track times and being a competitor.
Hometown: Milwaukie, Oregon
High School: Rex Putnam High School
- Three-time All-American