Originally Michelle is from Beijing, China, and moved to the United States to pursue B.A. in Psychology from Minot State University. She moved to New York City and received a M.A. in Industrial/Organizational Psychology from New York University, and M.Ed. in Adult Learning and Leadership from Teachers College, Columbia University. It was during this journey while in school and working for family business that she discovered passion for helping adolescents discover their dreams, goals, and ambitions. In order to pursue this career officially, she then got certified in College Counseling by UCLA. Prior to working at Fusion Academy, she spent about 10 years providing college counseling and general guidance at ShiLi Learning Solutions and also at Ross School. She worked directly with students and families with their college application process, gap year plans, career path advising, and transitions into independent living.