Originally from San Diego, Michelle has lived in San Francisco for over ten years working at Facebook. She worked her way up to the position of Senior Software Engineer and volunteers her time teaching with Girls Who Code and mentoring women interested in transitioning to software engineering.
After facing challenges having a child, she and her husband turned to in vitro fertilization. They were fortunate enough to have employment benefits that covered IVF. When she became pregnant, she reached out and found Hasidah to pay it forward to others who faced financial and other barriers to growing their family. Early in 2022, she and her partner Matthew welcomed their first child safely into the world.