Born in San Francisco and raised in Southern California, Micaela was drawn back to the Bay Area after high school, graduating cum laude with her Bachelor’s degree in Psychology at San Jose State University. Micaela’s professional career in the nonprofit sector began as an intern for the International Rescue Committee in San Jose, recruiting for interns and volunteers to support newly-arrived refugees and immigrants.
Her Breakthrough Silicon Valley journey took off in October 2018, when she came on board as an Operations Intern. Since then, she has transitioned through several roles, from Recruiting Associate during her last undergraduate semester, to Development and Marketing Associate for Summer 2019. As Operations Associate, Micaela drives the recruitment and onboarding processes for new employees, interns, and volunteers, and is overjoyed to continue contributing to Breakthrough’s mission and dedication to educational equity.