Mikaela Larecy joined the UCLA Fielding School of Public Health as assistant director of writing and donor communications in May of 2023. In this role, she crafts impactful communications about the UCLA Fielding School and the impact of philanthropy at the school for our alums, donors, and friends. Prior to joining FSPH, Mikaela was the assistant director of the USC Associates, the premier academic giving society at the University of Southern California. She holds a Bachelor of Science in Recreation, Parks, and Tourism from California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo. As a South Bay local, Mikaela enjoys walking, traveling, and spending time with family.