Mikal was promoted to assistant dean of students in 2020 and the director of residence life in 2015. She became the director of the college apartments in fall 2006. Prior to moving to that role, she was the director of Hallett Hall for two years. Before joining the Office Residence Life at Concordia, she was a hall director at North Dakota State University. She graduated from Concordia with a degree in social studies education and received her master's degree in educational leadership from NDSU in May 2010. In addition to working in residence life, Mikal enjoys spending time with her husband and sons, as well as reading, dancing, and crafting. Mikal is originally from Missoula, Montana, and tries to get back to the mountains to visit family as often as she can.