Michaela has been involved with judging dairy goats since she was very young. She is a second-generation dairy goat keeper and is currently studying at Tarleton State University. Michaela has won the State 4-H goat judging contest in Texas 6 times. She has served as judge for multiple county fairs. Michaela has also judged the State Fair in Guanajuato, Mexico for the past 3 years. While in Mexico, she has also run a program to educate the local community about how to use dairy goats as a sustainable and economical way to produce dairy products and meat in the local context.