Michaela is a dedicated 11th grade student from Ottawa, Ontario, Canada. She is involved in various high school sports, such as the cross-country, rugby, and swim team. She also enjoys long-distance running. Michaela is an active member of her school’s eco club. This club helps raise awareness about environmental sustainability and aims to reduce the school’s environmental footprint. On this SOI expedition Michaela hopes to better understand the long and short term impacts of global warming in the Arctic region. In addition, she is looking forward to experiencing the different cultures of the Arctic. Michaela is very interested in environmental sustainability and hopes to find a future job in this field. The 2014 Arctic expedition will most certainly be a life-changing experience and Michaela is extremely excited to meet the rest of the SOI team!