Michele is an advanced doctoral student. She works at Rowan University as an Adjunct Professor of Law and Justice studies (teaching ‘Research Methods’ and ‘Drugs and Crime in America’), and Assistant Director of the Faculty Center for Excellence in Teaching and Learning. She is also an Instructor and Grief Counselor at the University of Pennsylvania, and the President and Founder of Sundog Research and Support, LLC. Michele earned her M.S. in Clinical Psychology with a forensic concentration at Drexel University, and her M.A. in Criminal Justice at Temple University. She has 17 years of experience working in the justice system including as a mental health counselor, research assistant, and research counselor. She is sole author of a textbook chapter, co-author of multiple academic journal articles, and Co-Principal Investigator on a research grant looking at misconduct in incarcerated mentally ill offenders. Michele’s research interests include mental health, HIV, and substance abuse issues in the criminal justice system; capital punishment; animal-assisted corrections; and the intersectionality of crime and social factors.