Associate in Arts
Mikaela Zimmer was born in Yakima Washington and graduated in the top 10% of her class from East Valley High School. Zimmer then enrolled at YVC in the fall of 2012. She excelled in her coursework and on the court playing basketball for the women’s program. “I chose YVC because it was close to home and I wanted to join a team that was going to push me to be the best I could possibly be,” stated Zimmer. “YVC’s athletic program taught me dedication, hard work, and how to be a team player. The program also gave me opportunities to get involved with student government and helped to make college an enjoyable experience,” she continued. Zimmer graduated in spring of 2014 with an associate in arts degree. The following fall she enrolled in Washington State University’s Intercollegiate College of Nursing, located on the YVC Yakima Campus. Ultimately, she plans to become a registered nurse and is interested in working in pediatrics.