Mikaela is the Director of Cities and Nature for the Children and Nature Network. In this role, she works in collaboration with her colleagues at the National Leauge of Cities on the Cities Connecting Children to Nature Initiative. The initiative utilizes an equity lens to ensure all children have access to nature. Mikaela has used her passion and energy to identify policy opportunities to address inequities to nature access in cities. Prior to her arrival at the Children and Nature Network, Mikaela worked at the local and national level to advance public health strategies and promote active transportation in priority communities.