Michelle started her career with General Dynamics, Convair Division, in San Diego as a cost accountant before leaving the workforce for 18 years to raise her two children. Ten years ago she returned to a career in aerospace, working for United Launch Alliance in Systems Engineering. This year, Michelle was named a STRIDE Honoree, recognizing outstanding contributions to ULA in Leadership, STEM, Community Outreach, Diversity, Equity & Inclusion. She is passionate about inspiring young girls to pursue a STEM education as the gateway to an amazing career in human spaceflight.