Michaela grew up halfway in between San Diego, California and Dublin, Ireland. As a child, she developed a deep fascination with apple seeds - convinced that with enough luck and love that she could sprout an entire tree from a buried half-eaten core. For years she tried and tried again, but not a single tiny green leaf ever popped up. Although her apple tree never grew, her observation of and love for the natural world flourished. After receiving a B.A. in Visual Anthropology, with minors in Art and Queer Studies, from San Fransisco State University, Michaela returned to her apple seed planting ways. She spent several years teaching young ones and apprenticing as a farm worker on educational farms - including Fairview Gardens and Slide Ranch - in California. Most Recently, she hung up her dirty farm boots and moved back to the city to be the garden educator at Argonne Elementary in the Inner Richmond. As an educator, Michaela works to weave quiet moments of attentiveness with playful moments of storytelling, opening space for children to connect to and to create within the wilds their wanders. When Michaela is not teaching, she spends her time deepening her plant ally relationships, dabbling in fiber arts, and walking anywhere her feet guide her.