Mikaela Myers is the IRB Reliance Administrator for the Harvard University Area IRB (HUA-IRB). She came to the Boston area from Vermont to complete her undergraduate degree. Mikaela volunteered in various labs as a research assistant throughout high school and college and interned at HUA-IRB while obtaining her undergraduate degree. After graduating with her B.A. in health and counseling psychology from Emmanuel College in Boston, Mikaela re-located to work as a research coordinator in a mixed social psychology and education lab at Stanford University. Having missed the IRB world, Mikaela returned to Boston in order to pursue her career as an IRB reviewer at Boston University and then HUA-IRB before becoming the office's IRB Reliance Administrator in 2021.