Michelle has worked as an independent writer since 2014, writing for health publications, local magazines, Fortune 100 companies, creative agencies, hospitals, and everything in between.
She’s also worked as a girl scout camp counselor, a promotional model for French cheese, a B&B chambermaid, and a restaurant hostess, among other odd jobs. In 2018, while fully supporting herself through her writing, she spent a year traveling and staying with local hosts across the world.
Michelle’s current work explores the intersectional inequities of poverty, including housing, healthcare, education, and addiction. Her memoir, MODEL HOME, looks at what it means to lose one’s home to foreclosure, and how a family grapples to survive after losing their foundation. Her work, though personal in nature, is intended to highlight the human impact of societal disparities that affect us all.
Michelle holds a BA in writing and rhetoric from Syracuse University and an MA in creative writing from Wilkes University. She is the recipient of an Emerging Writers Fellowship from Lighthouse Writers Workshop and she has placed in numerous literary contests. Born and raised in Upstate New York, she now lives in Denver.
Michelle is represented by Victoria Skurnick at Levine Greenberg Rostan literary agency.
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