Michaela graduated in 2011 from Vassar College, where she majored in History, English, and French. She has also completed an M.A. in History and Literature with Columbia University. Her undergraduate thesis focused on American writer Catharine Maria Sedgwick, while her Masters thesis was about women writers in America, France, and Great Britain in the early 19th century who used their fiction to have a political voice. Originally from Massachusetts, she has spent the past few years living in Paris, France and she loves to dance.