Mikaela Brewer is a writer, speaker, researcher, mental health advocate, and the author of The Sifting Project, her first novel. She is also a proud Stanford Women's Basketball alumnae and a former member of Team Canada. Alongside a good cup of coffee, Mikaela lives for research and writing projects that capture her curiosity. A multi-disciplinary writer, she has written poetry, fiction, neuroscience and sports psychology research, news, op-eds, and features for a variety of platforms and organizations. Mikaela is currently the Director of Writing at Magnify Wellness and the Director of Content at Timeout. She passionately explores the intersection of biology and storytelling as she learns to live alongside mental illness. Mikaela believes in the voice of change unique to stories and the way fiction feels like the lyrics of people. These beliefs are braided into the backbone of The Sifting Project, a story that seeks to challenge beliefs, motivate, and comfort, all while watering the root of magic. She hopes her writing will breathe and be a song that guides you as you walk through life. Mikaela also loves comics, the piano, chocolate, and reading. She is the oldest of six children and is guided by listening to, admiring, and learning from the sense of wonder and curiosity in their stories.