A native of New York, Michelle graduated from Boston College in 2011 with a dual degree in finance and marketing. Although she began thinking she would prefer a career in medicine towards the end of college, as a senior she considered it "too late" to begin taking premedical classes. After graduation Michelle began work immediately at Bloomberg, LP in New York City, as a commodities and forex analyst. However, a series of events led her to the simultaneous realizations both that the quality of medical care is heavily affected by the doctor patient relationship, and that all too often a genuinely trusting and comfortable relationship is absent from the medical care equation. It didn't take her long to make the switch, and in the fall of 2012 Michelle moved back to Boston to begin taking classes through the HCP. In her first year, Michelle served as the chair of medical school relations for HEPS, and volunteered in Boston Children's Hospital and the operating room of New England Baptist Hospital. She spent her summer working in a pediatric hospital in La Paz, Bolivia. Michelle currently assists in oncology research at MGH while serving as the vice president of HEPS. As such, she is a primary contact and line of support for all students within the HES pre-health community.