|Relatives:||Prescott Michaelsen (ancestor)|
Both of Michaelsen's parents were tenth-generation Texans — her father predominantly of Scandinavian ancestry and her mother predominantly of Chinese ancestry — and professors at University of Texas at Austin.
Michaelsen was a mathematics specialist aboard USS Avenger, but transferred to USS Blackheart in March, 2293. Her successor on Avenger was Caitlin Rutherford. (Star Trek: Avenger: "Belonging", "A Visit to the Physical Science Chief's Office")
At some point, Michaelsen also served aboard USS Denpasar.