Michele received her Bachelor of Science cum laude, in Honors Criminology from Florida Statute University in December 2006 where she was a National Merit Scholar. During college, Michele interned for the Office of the Attorney General in the Criminal Appeals and Victim Advocacy Divisions. In the fall of 2007, Michele attended Nova Southeastern University, Shepard Broad Law Center, where she was a Public Service Fellowship Recipient and a clerical student assistant in the Alumni & Development Office. While in law school Michele interned with the Major Crime and Economic Crime Divisions of the United States Attorney's Office (summer 2008), for Judge Towbin Singer of the 17th Judicial Circuit (summer 2009), and the 15th Judicial Circuit (fall 2009). Michele worked for a litigation firm in Broward County prior to rejoining the 15th Judicial Circuit as the staff attorney assigned to the South County Courthouse.