Director of Disability Services & Student Support

Michelle earned her M.S. in Clinical Psychology at California Lutheran University. Prior to joining Occidental College, she served as the Director of Academic Support Programs at Hennepin Technical College in Minnesota. In this role, she managed the Disability Services and Tutoring departments, as well as the Library.  Additionally, she has extensive experience working with young adults in a primary mental health residential treatment facility as the Director of Education & Community Integration. In this capacity, Michelle focused on fostering individual growth, independence, and community integration for residents while helping them attain their academic goals. Her hands-on experience in a clinical setting enables her to provide compassionate and personalized support to students at Occidental College. Her goal is to create an environment that fosters inclusivity, equity, and empowerment for all students, regardless of their abilities or disabilities.