Michelle graduated cum laude from Whitman College in Walla Walla, Washington in 2010 and earned her Master’s in Teaching from Boston University in 2012. Before attending law school at the University of Washington, Michelle taught U.S. History in Cambridge, Massachusetts and later managed policy research at the Center on Reinventing Education. During law school, Michelle externed for the Office of Civil Rights at the U.S. Department of Education, the Washington State Office of the Attorney General, Seattle Public Schools, and Justice Mary Yu at the Washington Supreme Court. Currently, Michelle volunteers as a fundraiser at Whitman College and an application reader at the Hispanic Scholarship Fund. Michelle joined the team at Porter Foster Rorick in summer 2019.