Michelle studied physics and molecular biology at Loyola University Chicago. She obtained her Bachelor’s degree in 2014. During her studies, she performed research on quantifying image distortions and treatments planning errors in MRI scans due to patient motion, at Loyola University Medical Center in Maywood, Illinois.
She continued her education at Louisiana State University, a CAMPEP accredited university, where she was accepted into the Medical Physics program in 2015. Her research focused on developing a physics-based model for low doses due to patient scatter and the risk on developing secondary cancers.
In January 2017, Michelle joined the OMA project at GSI to work on developing a 4D-optimized dose delivery system for scanned carbon ion beams. This research will allow her complete her PhD at LSU.