Michelle’s father is a retired math teacher who encouraged a love of learning, so it’s no surprise that she developed an early inclination for analytical thinking and a keen interest in human behavior. As the Senior Systems & Database Administrator at The Dallas Foundation, Michelle applies both talents to ensure technology applications and data meet the needs of fundholders and staff.
Michelle received her undergraduate degree in computer science from Iowa State University, her MBA from Duke University, and later studied environmental science and anthropology at the University of North Texas. Her career journey has supported the missions of technology and travel, as well as land trusts, education and conservation.
When she needs a break from screens and numbers, Michelle spends time with her fiancé replacing grass in their landscape with native plants and enjoys observing the wildlife they encounter while doing so.