Michele was born in Central New York State in 1962, and attended Georgetown University to pursue Intl. Economics and German and rec’d a Fulbright to study and teach in Vienna, Austria for 2 years. Subsequently, she worked in NYC, where she earned an MBA from New York University and eventually became a Vice President for Citigroup’s Private Bank. Michele transferred to San Francisco with Citigroup in 1992 and moved to Santa Barbara in 2005 with her husband, Andre, who passed away recently. Michele maintains her status as a Certified Financial Planner and does some work for friends and family. She is a board member of the Community Arts Music Association; a sustainer in the Junior League; and a Daughter of the American Revolution. The 2021/22 research cycle will be her sixth year serving on this Women’s Fund committee. Michele also enjoy tennis, baking, reading and loving her Havanese, Brody.