Michelle is a graduate of Stetson University College of Law with an L.LM in Elder Law, Barry University Dwayne O. Andreas School of Law with a Juris Doctor, State College of Florida with a Paralegal Certificate, University of South Florida - Sarasota/Manatee with a Bachelor's Degree in History, University of Phoenix with a Master in Accountancy, and Florida Metropolitan University with a Bachelor's in Accounting.
A firm believer in education, she continues to encourage others by being an Adjunct Professor at State College of Florida's Lakewood Ranch, Bradenton, and Venice Campuses since 2016. She teaches the Legal Research and Writing, Computerized Legal Research, and Real Estate Law courses in the Paralegal Program of the Social and Behavioral Sciences Department.
Michelle is also a cancer survivor! At the age of 34, she was diagnosed with Stage 3C Ovarian Cancer. Determined to not let cancer beat her, she was determined to attend Law School, often found studying for the Law School Admissions Test (LSAT) during her chemo treatment stays at Moffitt Cancer Center. She is now 8 years Cancer Free!
Michelle has been married to her best friend and husband of 22 years, Sergio.