Michelle was born and raised in Orange County. She graduated Cum Laude from California State Polytechnic University, Pomona with a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration with an emphasis in Accountancy. While at CSU Pomona, she was a Director of Corporate Relations for Beta Alpha Psi, a Campus Representative for Roger CPA, and a Supplemental Instructor for Accountancy. Additionally, she was a member of the American Association for University Women and California Society of Certified Public Accountants. She is currently studying for the CPA exams. When she is not at work, she enjoys spending her free time outdoors or with loved ones.