Michelle was raised in a military base in Manila in the Philippines and currently lives in Penngrove, CA. After working in the pharmaceutical industry for 14 years, she moved to London to pursue a postgraduate art degree at Goldsmiths. Her work has been exhibited in the 2023 de Young Open. In 2022, she received the Creative Sonoma ArtSurround Grant and the YBCA Artist Power Convenings Grant.