Graduated with a BS in Biology from Furman University in May of 2013 with a focus on cellular and molecular biology. Michela was a summer intern at Dicerna Pharmaceuticals performing probe DNA assays and assisting the in vivo team. There, she perfected her cell culture techniques and utilized these skills at Furman as an undergraduate research assistant working with spinal cord neuron cells. Michela enjoys watching her husband play professional baseball with the SF Giants Minor League team. They live on Cape Cod with their 8 pound Havanese, Brady.