Michelle was born and raised in San Francisco, but has lived in DC since Le Diplomate was an abandoned laundromat and ThinkFoodGroup was still a twinkle in José Andrés’ eye. As a young girl, she was quite the picky eater, but after studying in Europe and traveling across Africa and Asia for years working in international development, there is now almost nothing she won’t eat and no distance she won’t travel for a good meal. At 30, Michelle fell prey to every foodie’s dream quarter life crisis: she quit her job and enrolled in culinary school. Michelle has been with GMF since 2015 and now works in food sales, marketing, and culinary development, she explores dreamy food destinations on her own time. When not traveling the world, you can usually find her in her kitchen cooking up a storm for her friends, sneaking bites to her pup, and sipping on a big glass of Napa Valley Cabernet.