Craigmile is a graduate of North Dakota State University (NDSU) in Fargo, where she earned a Bachelor’s of Science Degree in Microbiology and Animal Science. Craigmile graduated from Kittson Central High School, Hallock, Minnesota.
At NDSU, Craigmile served as President of the Collegiate Cattlewomen and as an Ambassador for the College of Agriculture and was Little International Beef Superintendent. As a member of a collegiate meat judging team, she traveled the United States to observe a variety of agricultural operations.
Craigmile served as a Research Assistant for the Agricultural Research Service of the U.S. Department of Agriculture in Fargo and worked as a Veterinary Assistant at the Red River Animal Emergency Clinic, Fargo.