Michelle attended the University of California, San Diego and obtained her degree in Literature and Writing in 2010. In 2011 she began law school at the University of San Diego, School of Law. While there, she interned for varies offices of the San Diego County Public Defender and Alternative Public Defender Offices. She earned her JD in 2014, with a concentration in Criminal Law.
Since graduating, Michelle has been practicing criminal law throughout California. She has experience handling misdemeanor and felony cases from inception through resolution.