When the Supreme Court decided that genetically modified organisms could be patented, Michelle’s life science career took off with a new industry. As an entrepreneur and business consultant, she has advised a range of biotech and health care companies, their leadership, investors, entrepreneurs and policymakers. Michelle began her career building young biotech companies and was an early-stage innovator at Bethesda Research Laboratories. Subsequently, she ran the D.C. healthcare practice at Burson-Marsteller and was a managing partner at Powell Tate since its inception.
Michelle is a graduate of UCLA, where she earned an M.B.A, M.A, and B.A.