Michelle was born in New York and lived in Florida during high school before coming back to the Northeast to attend college. She is a chemistry major and in Kilachand Honors College at Boston University. Her research in Dr. Porco’s lab is focused on the synthesis of xanthone-related compounds. She plans to attend graduate school and pursue a PhD in organic chemistry. When she’s not in lab, she enjoys exploring the city of Boston with friends, cooking, and watching horror movies.