Michelle Strausman is currently the assistant director of undergraduate admissions at Stanford University. Her career in education began with Teach For America as a 2011 corps member in the Greater Philadelphia region, where she taught social studies classes, namely civics and AP U.S. History at Simon Gratz Mastery Charter High School.
Following her time in the corps, she served as an academic mentor for UCLA's athletic department before joining the admissions team at Stanford, where she has ascended to her current position. Her duties down on The Farm include reading, evaluating, and making first-level recommendations on undergraduate applications from New York, South Korea, India, Singapore, and Japan.
A native of Northridge, California, Michelle earned her undergraduate degree from the University of California, Berkeley. She also holds master's degrees in education from both the University of Pennsylvania and UCLA.