Following graduation from West Point, Michelle served as a Quartermaster officer stationed both in the US and Europe. She deployed with the 1st Infantry Division to Kosovo in 1999 and while there was named a Paul Harris Fellow from Rotary International for her work with the local villages and schools surrounding Camp Bondsteel. After earning her MEd and PhD, Michelle taught French, History, Economics, and Mathematics for 7th-12th grade students before moving to the college classroom to continue mathematics instruction while chairing the college’s Mathematics and Science department. A perpetual student, she also earned an MBA and continues her academic and research pursuits as a dissertation coach and Q-methodologist. An avid traveler, she has visited and explored over 130 countries on all 7 continents.