Currently in her eighth year as NC Hillel's Associate Director, Chapel Hill, Michelle oversees NC Hillel’s staff, programs and relationship development at UNC-Chapel Hill.
Michelle grew up in Western New York (NOT upstate) and went to American University in Washington, DC, earning her B.A. in Communications, Law, Economics and Government. After graduating she worked in political communications and ran a dropout prevention program in the DC public schools. She then moved to Madison, WI where she earned her M.S. in Curriculum and Instruction with a focus on Multicultural Education at the University of Wisconsin - Madison.
While in her Master’s program, Michelle particularly enjoyed teaching an Introduction to Communications class for first-year students, inspiring her to pursue a career in Higher Education, and leading her to the opportunity to work at Hillel and combine her enthusiasm for supporting college students with her passion for Jewish education.
In her free time Michelle likes to spend time with her husband and twin 3-year old sons as well as her husband, run and make jewelry.