Mika was born and raised in Seattle, Washington. She graduated from Gonzaga University in 2014 with a Bachelor’s Degree in Special Education and an emphasis in Early Childhood Special Education. She taught Early Childhood Special Education for Poudre School District in Fort Collins, Colorado for two years before pursuing her graduate degree in Special Education and Applied Behavior Analysis. Mika graduated with a Master of Special Education and Applied Behavior Analysis in 2017 from the University of Washington. Mika has worked across a variety of settings, providing ABA services, including in-clinic at Seattle Children’s Autism Center and in-home at the University of Washington Autism Center. In her free time, Mika enjoys baking, crafting, hiking, exploring Denver, and traveling abroad!