Michele has been writing professionally since 2007. Her career--as a beat reporter/journalist, paralegal, licensed teacher, and small business owner/cook--qualifies her to write authoritatively on law, small business, government, education, and food. Michele's online content appears on LegalZoom, TheNest, Ehow, Livestrong, and Chron. Her news writing on local government appeared in community newspapers in Northern New Jersey. A licensed teacher, Michele taught social studies in high school and middle school. Just as varied as her career has been Michele's education. She studied history and political science as an undergraduate, contracts and torts as a law student, and education as a graduate student in a Master of Arts in Teaching program. Perhaps Michele's most valuable "education" came during the five years she owned and operated a restaurant in New Jersey.