Michele earned her BA in nursing at San Francisco State University in 1991, her MSN/FNP at U.C. San Francisco in 2004, and her Doctor of Nursing Practice at Western University Health Sciences Pomona in 2015. She has been a RN since 1997, Board-Certified Family Nurse Practitioner since 2004, and Internationally Board-Certified Lactation Consultant since 2000. She provides safety net and public healthcare in the San Francisco Bay Area. Her doctoral capstone project was “Bite to Balance,” an intervention for pediatric food insecurity and obesity. For her MSN, she completed a project on breastfeeding. She is Chair of the FNP Program and an Assistant Professor in the Graduate School of Nursing at Touro University, CA, where she teaches, serves as an advisor and lectures in the Master’s and Doctoral Programs and inter-professionally in the School of Medicine. she has worked for the Alameda Health System, including John George Psychiatric Hospital for 15 years working with psychiatric patients. She is a founding member of a health promotions group currently serving unhoused residents in Solano County, where she clinically precepts and mentors graduate and advanced practice nursing students and medical students. She provides ambulatory care in women’s health and pediatrics and has provided inpatient care in psychiatry. Michele recently completed the Napa Infant Parent Mental Health Fellowship in which her final project integrated core neurodevelopmental concepts into her clinical and didactic teaching.