Mikaila has worked as an outdoor educator, trip guide and youth leadership program facilitator for 10 years, and 3 of those years as a program instructor for PVG. She graduated from Pacific University in 2012 with a Bachelor of Science in Environmental Biology, and minor in Peace and Social Justice. She has a range of experience working with different non-profit organizations - from supporting wildlife biologists, to running school garden/outdoor education programs to connecting with indigenous cultures around the world. Her passions lie in the outdoors, growing food in healthy soils, and teaching youth how to connect with each other and their surroundings in a positive and empowered way. Mikaila's work with Peace Village Global involves the development of youth leadership curriculum, weaving together the four tenets of the PVG teachings with Rotary youth leadership conference programming. She believes we must support our youth, connect to where we live and courageously support one another in this beautiful and crazy world.