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Mischaela Elkins


Mischaela is an author, businesswoman, wellness and lifestyle influencer, and former professional agency represented model. Mischaela’s eponymous blog and iOs App are a content channel where she shares her insights on pursuing and living a more expansive, limitless life.


 She began her modeling career after attending the Elite Fresh Faces model scouting and was 3 of 400 who received a callback. After moving to Chicago she pursued runway, print, and commercial modeling – and carved out a niche as a couture model. Her personal off duty style has been featured by The Sartorialist and in street style publications from Seoul to New York.  Lucky, Glamour, People Stylewatch, Vanity Fair, and Vogue Italia have all featured her eponymous blog – solidifying her place as a digital influencer. Mischaela has had the good fortune to work with La Perla, Shiseido, Diane Von Furstenberg, Gianvito Rossi, Benefit Cosmetics, among other brands on collaborations. 



Mischaela holds a BS degree in Business with a focus on Marketing, Finance, and Corporate Legal studies from Indiana University, attended a pre-MBA program on Business Statistics, Managerial Finance and Accounting with Harvard Business School, and completed her MBA at Instituto de Empresa in Madrid, Spain – a top ranked European program. Mischaela received etiquette instruction from Alexandra Messervy, a former Etiquette and Protocol expert for H.R.H Queen Elizabeth of England. 


Professionally, she has worked by and large in Product Strategy, Market Analysis, and Consumer Insights and Analytics predominantly in the Marketing Tech and Finance industries. She began her career working in tech startups and transitioned to Consulting for Consumer and Luxury brands on consumer insights and brand strategy. Her resume includes work with Patek Phillipe, Tiffany & Co. , Donna Karan, and more. In 2016 she shifted to the Financial Services industry working on Product Strategy for a household name in Hedge Fund workflow and administration solutions, later shifting to a Financial Services provider, bank, and brokerage in 2017. The common thread running through her career has been improving communication and cultivating high performing teams through trust and accountability, advocating for innovation and continuous process improvement, and evangelizing corporate citizenship and empathy for customer and colleague.


In 2016 she won the Porsche 30 Under 30 in Business Award for her professional resume and humanitarian efforts outside of business. In addition to her professional resume – she has worked with the United Nations in a variety of capacities – delivering a speech on Human Trafficking on United Nations Day, carrying the flag for the nation of Hungary in the UN International Day of Peace ceremony, and serving as a grassroots Ambassador for United Nations Millennium Goals and active advocate for the US National Committee for UN Women.