Michelle is a First-Generation Colombian-American Latina. She was born in Medellin, Colombia, and raised in Englewood, New Jersey. She is a proud Montclair State University alumna, where she became the first in her family to graduate with a bachelor’s and master’s degree. Michelle’s personal college experience influenced her passion for Higher Education and helping other students. She currently serves as the Assistant Director for the Office for Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion at Moravian University. In her role, she works primarily one-on-one with students, providing DEI activities, and programming events that can provide conversations on diversity, equity, inclusion, race, and biases.