Michele did a liberal arts degree at Bennington College and then the University of Pennsylvania where she gained a BA in Fine Art (cum laude). She worked at a number of jobs from catering to fine furniture finishing in California and New York City to support herself as an artist. Michele ran her own bespoke jewellery making company first in Williamsburg Brooklyn and then from a cottage in the Scottish Highlands for 7 years. Her work sold in galleries and shops across the US and UK including at Barney’s New York in Manhattan, Macy’s in San Francisco and the Royal Academy in London. In 2000 Michele retrained as a web designer and worked at digital marketing agencies in Edinburgh and London as a web designer and web producer becoming Account Director on major clients including William Grant, Unilever and Channel 4.
Michele joined Screen Academy Scotland In 2006 as Administration Manager and is responsible for all aspects of Administration, Marketing and Comms with a particular focus on web marketing and social media. She is also a practicing visual artist and most recently had a solo exhibition of her work at Summerhall in Edinburgh.