Michele received her Bachelor of Science in Nursing from the Barnes College of Nursing at the University of Missouri-St. Louis. She was a member of the Barnes College of Nursing Honor Society and the Sigma Theta Tau International Nursing Honor Society. She then received her Master of Science in Nursing, Family Nurse Practitioner degree from the University of Missouri-St. Louis.
Prior to working at Washington University Orthopedics, Michele was employed as a Registered Nurse for 18 years in an Orthopedic Outpatient setting where she spent a significant amount of time managing patients with a wide variety of orthopedic conditions. She is now a certified Family Nurse Practitioner at Washington University School of Medicine, Department of Orthopaedic Surgery. She is a member of the National Association of Orthopedic Nurses.