Michelle moved to Washington, DC to attend GW, where she received her BA in 1997, majoring in international affairs. She went on to obtain her master’s degree from Georgetown University in 1999, majoring in national security studies.
Michelle loved the DC area and remained in the District until her marriage in 2004.
After graduating, Michelle joined Science Application International Corporation as a military analyst. In 2001, she left the private sector to begin her career at the Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) as a political analyst in the Directorate of Intelligence.
She left the CIA to pursue a career with the Department of State as a political officer giving her the opportunity to travel to numerous overseas locations while utilizing her Spanish language ability.
In 2011, Michelle returned to the CIA working in the directorate of intelligence as a political analyst, and later served as a coordinator for diversity and retention.
Michelle is survived by her husband, Craig Baldwin, of Leesburg, VA, who says “Michelle remains a beautiful shining light to all who knew her. She touched the lives of so many people with her beauty, courage, humor, intelligence, selflessness, generosity, compassion, kindness, encouragement, and love.”
A memorial service was held in April 2013.