Micaiah Palmer graduated from California State University, Sacramento with honors, earning a BA in sociology and a minor in peace and conflict resolution. As an undergraduate, she studied at the University of Gothenburg in Sweden; the Nansen Center for Peace and Dialogue in Lillehammer, Norway; and the University of Oslo. She has published several essays on peace education and children’s rights, inspired by her volunteer experiences in Mexico, India, and with the international nonprofit AfriPeace. Michaiah has worked as an associate facilitator with the Consensus and Collaboration Program, supporting social and environmental policy conversations in California. She is most proud of her involvement in efforts to include California tribes and other underrepresented groups into these policy conversations. In May 2021, Micaiah was awarded a Fulbright study and research grant to Ethiopia. As a master of global affairs student, Micaiah was a recipient of the Thomas D. McCloskey Fellowship.