Michele graduated from Purdue University and worked as a Chipset Validation Engineer writing C/C++ for Hewlett-Packard and Intel in Silicon Valley. Michele took a break from coding, during which time she moved to Michigan and worked at a non-profit assisting people experiencing disability to be more involved in their community with housing, employment, and meaningful activities. Deciding she really missed programming, she did a technical refresh at Kalamazoo Valley Community College picking up web programming, C#, and database skills. Michele loves programming again and is always ready to learn more to expand her knowledge.
When not writing code, Michele plays Euphonium in the Kalamazoo Concert Band. She is also a band mom as she has a son in the Portage Central Marching Band tuba section. Otherwise, you can find her walking or relaxing with her two dogs and two sons.