Michaela played soccer and studied biomedical science in college. She wasn’t sure what career she wanted to pursue but knew she wanted to combine her passions for athletics, science and working with people. Michaela didn’t consider the POP field until discovering she had a family connection with a technician at a local clinic. She started shadowing and fell in love with the career after seeing an amputee patient walk for the first time. Today, Michaela is pursuing her master’s in prosthetics and orthotics at the University of Texas Southwestern. She loves how the POP profession is constantly evolving and is looking forward to helping patients find devices that fit their preferences and lifestyles.