Michal is a graduate student in the Clinical Psychology program at UNC originally hailing from Memphis, TN. She received her BA in Philosophy-Neuroscience-Psychology (2017) as well as her Master’s of Social Work (2018) from Washington University in St. Louis. Prior to joining TEACCH, Michal served as a social worker on both clinical and research teams within the Autism Clinical Center at Washington University School of Medicine. Her current research interests include moderators of quality of life for adolescents and adults with autism as well as intervention development over the lifespan. Michal is also passionate about access to care and remains eager to mitigate barriers to service for affected families. In her spare time, she enjoys baking and exploring local dog-friendly hikes.