Michelle Vanhala

Michelle Vanhala

​​"Thanks to CMU, I was able to gain leadership experience, study abroad three times, and grow as both a student and future teacher. I cannot wait to share my passion for science in my future classroom."

​Major: Integrated Science/English for Secondary Education 


  • Honors Scholar Program
  • Honors Outreach Network president
  • SGA vice president
  • Leadership Safari guide
  • Alternative Breaks participant in Plant City, Florida, Dupree, South Dakota, and Oklahoma City
  • Studied in England, China and Ghana through CMU Study Abroad
  • Honors Council student representative
  • Academic Senate student representative
  • REACH mentor through CMU Career Services
  • Public relations director for Outdoor Opportunities, a CMU student organization
  • Campus Ambassador
  • Awarded the Knowles Science Teaching Fellowship

Postgraduation: Working as an academic orientation mentor and participating in the Engineering department's Research Experience for Teachers project.​

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