Michelle is VP of software development at SAP Concur, where she leads a global team of mobile and platform engineers who focus on TripIt, Hipmunk, and the Concur mobile app. Her work allows millions of travelers around the world to experience the perfect trip, from booking and traveling to effortlessly filing expense reports.
She studied physics and structural engineering but fell into technology quite by accident, when she translated a receptionist job into her first engineering role, as a systems support engineer at what is now Verizon. Several companies and development leadership roles later, Michelle joined the TripIt and Concur team in 2014.
Michelle sits on the board of Techtonica, a nonprofit that helps guide women and non-binary individuals into the technology industry, and executive sponsor for Pride@SAP Silicon Valley. In her spare time, Michelle volunteers at several organizations that focus on women and girls interested in S.T.E.M., and spends time with her husband and 13-year-old son.
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