Associate Medical Illustrator
Mikaela is a medical illustrator from the south suburbs of Chicago. She received her MS in Biomedical Visualization from the University of Illinois at Chicago. Mikaela discovered this unique field during her undergraduate studies and was excited that she could use art to help educate people to live happier healthier lives.
With a background in figure drawing, Mikaela has keen observational skills and expertise in anatomical accuracy. After receiving a BFA in Life Drawing from the American Academy of Art, she continued developing these competencies during her time at UIC, She particularly enjoyed her team-based projects where she got to collaborate with others to create novel interactive applications. Mikaela aims to use her creativity and visual problem-solving skills to make useful and meaningful visualizations that fill a communication gap.
In her free time, she enjoys traveling, taking nature walks, and catching up with friends over tea.