Michelle Montoya worked as a writing tutor at Truckee Meadows Community College and at the University of Nevada, Reno, where she earned a bachelor's in English Writing. While working in the private sector, she obtained a master of arts in organizational management from the University of Phoenix campus in Reno. Since starting back at TMCC in 2008, she has been the Writing Center Coordinator, has taught Developmental English and Tutoring Student Writers, and has served on the board of directors for the Northern California Writing Centers Association. She is nearing completion of a PhD in Educational Leadership and is now the Tutoring and Learning Center Coordinator over writing across the curriculum and all non-STEM subjects. Michelle recently accepted the position of Executive Director of Academic Support at San Francisco University.