Mikaela has a bachelor’s degree in Project Management and a master’s degree in Digital Communication Studies from the Vrije Universiteit Brussel. Prior to working with REVOLVE, she was working as a PR manager in the fashion industry, and later on underwent an internship in a non-profit contributing to projects of charity associations supporting people in need. During her studies she worked as an Assistant Editor for the university’s social media, creating captivating storytelling and interviews highlighting students’ voices. Mikaela is also passionate about creating out-of-the-box content, shifting the narrative to a new perspective that will bring attention of the public to crucial issues.
Most of my life I’ve been unconsciously contributing to the well-being of the environment by doing things like planting trees with my hometown community and picking up trash each Sunday in parks and forests. But with years, experience, and each day learning about new ways of how we can minimize our daily footprint and be more conscious about how our habits impact the environment, I’ve made very simple but needed adjustments in my life, such as buying less products containing plastic, using public transport to travel, reusing existing materials for other purposes. Additionally, I’ve been raised in a family that strongly believes that before throwing away something and letting it go to waste, we should think of ways of how we can reuse that particular piece of plastic, clothing, electronic device, or maybe giving away for charity. I’m also a huge fan of vintage and second-hand shopping, and re-sewing clothing items, which is something that I used to do with my grandma since I was a child. There’s an infinite number of ways of how we can be more sustainable, that is only limited by one’s imagination.
The future I want
I am a huge believer in the fact that humans are inherently good, and it’s the society that shapes them and diverts them from the “goodness”, and thus I reckon that if we start nurturing from an early age these strong morals of caring about the planet and narrating the interconnectivity of humanity and the planet, the nature, we can achieve great things. My vision for a more sustainable future is one where people are more conscious, where people sort their garbage not because they have to, but because they want to, where people not only take from nature, but also give back, where they not only hear what is needed to help the planet, but actually listen and take action, they not only passively look at the charts and research about climate change, but see it and proactively change their habits on a daily basis.
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