Michelle is specialized in existential wellness counseling and reconciliation. She holds a doctorate from Seattle University and masters in counseling and spirituality from Loyola University, Chicago, where she developed her deep commitment to Jesuit education and Ignatian Pedagogy. She also holds an MA in political science from Johns Hopkins University. Michelle teaches in the area of spirituality, the history of culture and ideas and the arts as a means of intercultural understanding and healing from the individual to the social level. She currently works both in Stockholm and Beijing. Most recently she served as a wellness and crisis counselor for the UN and the international community in Pyongyang, North Korea. Her years there gave the the inspiration for her doctoral dissertation, with stories and images of hope, healing and forgiveness in the process of reconciliation.