Michaela graduated from St. Catherine University in 2011 and was a four year member of the hockey team. There she earned two-time All-USCHO first team honoree; two-time Wildcat Athlete of the Year, four-year letter winner, and four-year MIAC All-Conference recipient. Upon graduating she coached high-school girls' varsity at Bloomington Jefferson for three years. Seeking competition and excitement, Red Bull Crashed Ice caught her attention and from there, love for the sport took over. Residing in West St. Paul MN with her Jack Russel Terrier 'Austin' she enjoys cooking, traveling, and working out.