Michelle was born and raised in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania and is a huge Pittsburgh sports fan (Go Steelers, Bucs and Penguins!). Before arriving in Fresno, she had never stepped foot in California. She spent 12 years in the Cincinnati, Ohio area before moving to the Central Valley. Although Michelle finds the weather to be entirely too hot for most of the year, she has enjoyed the "winters" in Fresno. She does not miss shoveling snow. Michelle received her B.A. in English Literature from Northern Kentucky University and she is a proud alumna of the Indiana University School of Library and Information Sciences, where she received her Master's degree in Library and Information Sciences. Michelle’s countywide special services areas include citizenship, immigration and ESL.