Michelle is a PhD candidate at Nipissing University with a focus on the intersection of sport, culture and education. She teaches international health in the School of Human Kinetics and directs institutional planning at Laurentian University. She co-authored Public Private Partnerships in Physical Activity and Sport (Human Kinetics publishing) with Norm O’Reilly. Michelle is an executive member of the Sudbury Rocks Race, Run, or Walk for Diabetes, a founding board executive for the Young Professionals Association, and the former athlete representative for Ringette Ontario. She is an avid athlete participating in ringette, soccer, and competitive distance running.