Mikaela, a former badfic writer, was desperate to make up for her former offenses. Mikaela was naïve and had no combat experience, assuming that books, movies, and the bare-bones PPC training were all she needed. She was partnered with Vander Lorren, who was shocked that such a young agent (Mikaela was fourteen when she finished her training) would be assigned to an action department.
Mikaela was eventually persuaded to put in for a temporary transfer to Infrastructure. Until the transfer is processed, she is still technically Vander's partner and a DMS agent.