Mija grew up in Woomera and went to boarding school in Adelaide for high school.
She has two children and lives with them and her husband on Upalinna Station in the Flinders Ranges near Wilpena Pound. Her closest town is Hawker, 60km away.
Access to the best available education for isolated children is what Mija is most passionate about.
Mija has a background in graphic design and enjoys being able to keep up her design skills by helping to produce the twice yearly SA ICPA publication - The Pipeline, whilst living in a remote location.
Mija was elected to State Council in 2014