Micha Raines garnered her education in the United States and Japan, majoring in Japanese studies and obtaining a Bachelor's degree from the University of California, Berkeley. While attending college, she joined Sigma Kappa, a sorority that promotes community service with a primary focus on assisting the Alzheimer’s Association. Further cementing her dedication to helping others, Ms. Raines was recently invited to participate as a community advisor in the development process for the new Lied Discovery Children's Museum. The new Lied Discovery Children's Museum is set to open in 2012 and strives to host, on a grander scale, both permanent and temporary exhibits that teach science, art, and culture to all ages. Additionally contributing to children's overall wellbeing, Micha Raines volunteers with the Catechesis of the Good Shepherd program. This unique international program uses the Montessori method to guide grade school children through their own "atrium," where a miniaturized set up of all the elements in the Catholic church service are put on display for them to experience, ponder, and explore. When she is not working or volunteering, Micha Raines enjoys cooking organic comfort foods and reading. Ms. Raines is also interested in personal fitness and alternative medicine. Micha Raines has lived, studied, and worked in Japan, Malaysia, London, Paris, and the United States, and she continues to travel on a regular basis.