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Mickey started racing triathlon in 2008 to raise funds and awareness for amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS). As a neuroscientist (she earned her doctorate in 2008 from Florida State University), Mickey knew the gravity of this neurodegenerative disease and wanted to make a difference.

Mickey has since competed in triathlons ranging in length from the sprint distance to IRONMAN. In addition, she keeps her training interesting by participating in other multi-sport related endeavors, such as long distance cycling events, overnight relay races, and velodrome track cycling. Mickey also regularly advocates for bicycle and pedestrian safety measures at the city, state, and national levels.

As an avid animal lover, Mickey decided at the young age of eight that she would not eat them (long before the word “vegan” was even a thing). She eats plants and lives with her husband Ryan and IronBaby in sunny Miami, Florida where she teaches Advanced Neural Mechanisms of Obesity and Nutritional Biochemistry as adjunct faculty for the University of Miami’s Dept. of Kinesiology and Sport Sciences.