Michaela Rubinfeld was born and raised in New York City. She is of Russian Jewish, Korean and Puerto Rican descent, and has spent half her life traveling between the United States and China. She is currently pursuing a Master of Science in Foreign Service at Georgetown University with a concentration in Science, Technology and International Affairs. She is married to her supportive and loving husband, Conner, who is a Navy veteran. They have been married for two years and own a French Bulldog named Tank. Michaela is an All-Source Analyst in the United States Air Force Reserves, and has been deployed to the Middle East. She has been in the Air Force Reserves for three years, and plans to continue serving in the future. She earned her Bachelor of Arts in International Studies and Chinese from University at Buffalo in Buffalo, NY in 2017.
During her time at Georgetown, Michaela will concentrate on emerging technology, focusing on ethical applications of blockchain technology in an increasingly digitized society. She is currently serving as a research assistant to Professor Shin’ichiro Matsuo in Georgetown University’s Department of Computer Science working on bringing decentralized internet to fruition. After finishing her studies, she aspires to serve with the State Department to forge strong relations with other countries and ensure a safe future for generations to come.