Michele grew up in the Bay Area and Texas, and has called the pacific northwest home since 2007. She moved to Mercer Island in 2013 with her husband and two children.  Michele is a Senior Vice President at Visa Inc. where she frequently commutes to San Francisco and travels globally.  Over the past 15 years at Visa, she has held a number of positions focused on innovation and new digital payments technologies for both developed and emerging economies.  Prior to Visa, she worked in the investment banking division at Merrill Lynch & Co in New York.  Michele holds an MBA from the Kellogg School of Management at Northwestern University, and a BA in economics from Colgate University.  She has volunteered in various capacities in her community, and recently trained to be a wish granter for the Make-A-Wish Foundation.  Michele enjoys playing tennis and loves any opportunity to get outdoors with her family.