Michaela is a senior studying Political Science and Communications from Meridian, Idaho. She currently works as a Research Assistant in the Global Politics Lab with Professor Nielson and on the American Family Survey with Professor Karpowitz and Professor Pope. Michaela is especially interested in legislative politics and spent Winter 2020 interning in the Utah State Senate. Michaela is passionate about the role of women in politics and will also be serving as the Executive Director for Girls Lobby, a nonprofit dedicated to helping high school girls become involved in local politics. She hopes to run for office someday; in the meantime, she fills her time with baking, whitewater rafting, plant shopping, and an impressive number of The Good Place references. She is excited to serve on PAS leadership this year and looks forward to getting to know all of the PAS members.