After 6 years of being a part of the 49ers STEM Leadership Institute, Michelle has participated in competitions such as ExploraVision, Synopsys Science Fair, the Tech Museum’s Tech Challenge, and the FIRST Tech Challenge. Through the experiences from participating in those events, Michelle has been able to gain and improve skills and understanding of the STEM subjects. While working with her teammates in these projects, Michelle usually prefers assisting her team rather than leading.
Aside from her work within the SLI program, Michelle has found a passion for volunteering and helping others. She has volunteered in different events, until she began regularly volunteering after school in the St. Lawrence Catholic Parish office. There she learned about what it’s like working in an office environment, while also honing her people skills. During her free time, Michelle reads, plays video games, listens to music, watches animated shows and movies, paints, and spends time with her younger sisters.