Michelle was born in Canada, moved to California early in her childhood, and never left the Bay Area. Incapable of giving up either of the two subjects she loved most, she completed a double major in English and molecular cell biology at UC Berkeley, graduating summa cum laude in 2019. As a student at UC Berkeley, she worked in a microbiology lab, ultimately finishing an honors thesis in immunology infectious diseases. Currently, Michelle is pursuing her MD at UCSF just across the bay.
Michelle tutors for the MCAT, which she took in 2018 and scored in the 99th percentile. In the past, she has tutored organic chemistry and general chemistry at UC Berkeley. She has also worked two years as a lab assistant for organic chemistry. Michelle believes strongly in understanding concepts rather than rote memorization, as well as in preparing for tests with a clear strategy. She likes mentorship, and has mentored students in her majors, on her ice skating team, and as part of medical school organizations. She has furthered that interest in her role in Cambridge Coaching as a medical school admissions coach.
In her free time, Michelle likes exploring San Francisco and trying new activities or restaurants with friends. She also ice skates and reads.