Michelle is a Certified Specialist in Sports Dietetics with 20 years of experience in nutrition and dietetics. She has served as an instructor in the Department of Human Nutrition, Foods, and Exercise at Virginia Tech in Blacksburg, Virginia since 2015. Michelle previously owned a private practice in Raleigh-Durham, North Carolina where she consulted with athletes, teams, athletics programs, and industry clients throughout the U.S. She also worked with clients with disordered eating and eating disorders at all levels of care. Michelle and colleague Susan Kundrat MS, RDN, CSSD developed a preparation manual for the CSSD exam and taught a variety of related workshops nationally from 2008-2012. In summer 2019, Michelle completed a PhD in Human Nutrition, Foods, and Exercise at Virginia Tech; her research involved a variety of studies examining vitamin D in health and human performance. She is currently pursuing research in vitamin D, omega-3 fats, and health services and preventive care. Michelle also earned MS and BS degrees from Virginia Tech where she was a Track & Field athlete. She completed her dietetics internship training at NIH in Bethesda, Maryland.