Winning numerous academic awards through high school, Mikala was accepted into the Outstanding Scholars Program at the University of Windsor. This is a program specially designed for the top one hundred students entering an honours degree undergraduate program. Through this program, the chosen students are given the opportunity to work closely with professors in their department in terms of their research, experiments and various other innovative projects.
On her application, Mikala wrote “If I know one thing about myself, it is that I have never fallen short of a goal that I have set for myself, and do not plan to do so in the future. In this case, my goal is to become a lawyer, in order to better the lives of those around me by fighting for them when they are unjustly treated. I have put a plan in place, involving an undergraduate degree in Honours Business with Co-op as my major with Political Science as my minor.”