Michelle’s mother was a “Rosie” during World War II, working for the Department of Agriculture in Kansas while her father went to war in Europe. Her mother-in-law was also a Rosie, working in a parachute factory, and her father-in-law worked on the home front in poultry production during the war.
Michelle joined the board of directors for the Rosie the Riveter Trust in 2019, and also serves on the Development Committee and Dinner Committee. She is committed to using her background in public education and outreach to support the Rosie the Riveter Trust and further the goals of the Rosie the Riveter/WW II Home Front National Historical Park.
Michelle is a graduate of the University of California Santa Barbara and is a lifelong student of American history.