Mikaela is a Research Analyst for Global Forest Watch (GFW), where she oversees the addition of new data to the GFW platform. Mikaela manages partnerships with key data providers, investigates new data sources, coordinates the visualization of the data on the platform, and assists with communication and outreach around new data.
Prior to joining WRI, Mikaela researched conservation effectiveness in the Peruvian Amazon for her master’s thesis, using both GIS analyses and qualitative interviews. She also completed an internship with the Wildlife Conservation Society in Peru, where she mapped deforestation within a national park. She also has experience with online mapping and web design.
Mikaela holds a M.S. in Geography and a B.S. in Environmental Science from the University of Wisconsin – Madison.
Mikaela enjoys hiking, cooking, reading, and exploring new places. She lives in Baltimore, MD with her partner, Daniel.