Phone number: 847-491-4133
Office location: 515 Clark
Michaela (Isleta Pueblo/Filipina/Italian) is a graduate of DePaul University with a Master's in Education with Bilingual/Bicultural focus and ESL certification. She is a resident of Evanston and has two children, Diego, (13) and Lucia, (10), three cats and a dog.
Michaela is also an accomplished artist and musician (singer/songwriter), with a focus on mindfulness and survivorship. She has worked at The Field Museum in the Center for Cultural Understanding and Change, directed her own Music Together Center in Evanston, and curated an exhibition of the artwork and poetry of her late mother, exploring the connections between ethnic identity, artistic expression and survivorship. She is also a stage IV colon cancer survivor dedicated to supporting patient self-advocacy efforts, especially in Native American and Indigenous communities. You can learn more about this work and her experience HERE. She loves to cook, play mahjong and spend long days on the beach or in the woods.