As Coordinator of the UC VAWLT (Virtual Academic Writing and Library Tutors), Michelle is privileged to team with talented students, staff, and educators to deliver writing support across the UMaine System. She also enjoys working in distance education as a part of the University College Instructional Design and Development Department. A poet and short story writer, Michelle earned a BA in English and Communication at the University of Delaware and an MFA in Fiction Writing at Columbia University. She moved to Maine in 2002 to help her husband launch an independent video rental store in Brunswick. Since 2004, she has taught English, Humanities as well as test prep courses and tutored in writing centers at UMA, USM and CMCC. As an instructor, Michelle has developed multiple seminars focused on media and writing; as a coordinator, she has served the UMA Writing Center as well as the UC VAWLT, which she established with the UC ID&D team.
Fun fact: Michelle’s favorite things are coffee, her 7 year old, and her two cats; she hates team sports, gender-normative children’s programming, and the word “moist.”