Mikaela advocates for injured consumers and other purchasers in complex civil litigation.
During law school, Mikaela externed in the Northern District of California and was the national champion of the Evan A. Evans Constitutional Law Moot Court Competition. She previously worked for Teach for America, teaching 7th graders in East Palo Alto, California.
Mikaela volunteers with the Federal Pro Bono Project of the Bar Association of San Francisco, currently representing a plaintiff who alleges the San Francisco Zen Center (“SFZC”) discriminated against him on the basis of his disability in violation of the Americans with Disabilities Act (“ADA”). The case involves interesting constitutional issues; the SFZC argues that as a religious organization it cannot be held liable for plaintiff’s claims under the ADA. The Honorable Jacqueline Scott Corley presides, Behrend v. San Francisco Zen Center, Inc., et al., No. 3:21-cv-01905 (N.D. Cal.).
- Judicial Extern, U.S. District Judge Susan Illston
J.D., cum laude, University of California, Hastings College of Law
B.A., magna cum laude, Macalester College