Michele brings more than two decades of public relations experience to her clients, including 16 years in ophthalmology and optometry. At Lightspeed PR, she works on the RightEye account.
She began her career as an editorial assistant for Business Week’s Paris bureau as well as several other McGraw-Hill Companies publications. In 1997, Michele moved to New York City to work at public relations firms The Rowland Company and in 1999, Edelman. At both agencies, Michele managed projects and media relations, and served as writer and event planner in many specialized industries, including optometry and ophthalmology, photography and imaging, and information technology. Her clients included Canon, Eyetech, Fujifilm, Johnson & Johnson Vision Care, Pfizer, and Reuters.
Michele holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in International Affairs and French from the University of Colorado-Boulder and a certificate in French language studies from the Université Michel de Montaigne in Bordeaux, France. She has lived in several U.S. cities as well as in Paris and Bordeaux, France and Salamanca, Spain, and speaks fluent French.