Michelle was raised in the Nashville area. She graduated from Western Kentucky University with a Bachelor’s degree in Communication Disorders in 2006. She then received her TEFL certification and taught ESL in Japan, Mexico and Uganda. Once returning stateside, she completed her Master’s Degree in Education with an emphasis in ESL education from MTSU in 2011. She served as an AmeriCorps volunteer in Atlanta, GA for Refugee Family Services and found a strong desire to work with the refugee population. She first started with NICE by teaching a math and computer class and then switched to ESL classes only. She is now the lead teacher at The Donelson Fellowship site. She enjoys making an impact in the lives of her students and supports the mission of NICE and the Adult Education Program.