- Degrees in Cinema Studies, Dramatic Writing, and Literature from New York University
- Has been featured in BestColleges.com, The Washington Post, and One Green Planet
- 2019 fellow of the Los Angeles Review of Books Publishing Workshop
For over a decade, Michelle taught film and media studies courses at colleges and universities, including Brown University, Fordham University, and Washington University in St. Louis.
A former educator, Michelle also worked in the publishing industry before pursuing freelance writing and editing and writing about student loans, budgeting and saving for college, and college financing for BestColleges.com.