Miya graduated from the University of Washington, School of Oceanography with her Bachelor of Science degree in 2016. Born and raised in Bremerton, Washington, she is passionate about the Pacific Northwest and loves the rain! She worked as a Data Technician at an oceanographic consulting firm her first year out of college and quickly learned she wanted to continue her education and enrich her career. Now pursuing a Master's in Marine Science from Moss Landing Marine Labs through California State University, Monterey Bay, she will be studying Coastal Resilience through a geological oceanography lens and is very interested in the physical interactions that occur in the coastal environment. Her hobbies include rock climbing, cooking, and trying new things!