Unoriginally, Mikaila is a New York City transplant. Born and bred in the Pacific Northwest, she traded in endless shades of green for monochrome mountains of steel. With a master's degree in philosophy, she is usually the girl in the corner of parties spouting references to Nietzsche, Dostoevsky, and her true love: Soren Kierkegaard. When she isn't writing, Mikaila enjoys yoga, kickboxing, watching BBC reality T.V. and mixing up mean pitchers of sangria.