Socio-emotional health, coping skills and training for independence were skills she developed with the teens to increase their success.
Michele Milan has her bachelor’s degree in Behavioral Science with a minor in Criminal Justice. For ten years, she worked with teens in various non-profit agencies in the United States who had difficult home lives. Socio-emotional health, coping skills and training for independence were skills she developed with the teens to increase their success. She is certified in Youth Mental Health First Aid USA and has been trained to provide initial help to young people experiencing problems such as depression, anxiety disorders, psychosis, and substance use disorders.
After ten years of working in non-profits Ms. Milan changed careers and earned her Master’s in Education from University of Minnesota because she believes that education can change lives. Early in her twenty years of teaching, she worked in schools where she scheduled students for classes, advised them in career readiness and prepared them for college. She has a twenty-year old daughter who is studying mechanical engineering at University of Minnesota, so she has recent experience assisting in the college process. In summer 2021, she completed an online course: University Counseling for International schools. She is excited to create a circle in her career as she mixes her undergraduate degree in counseling with her graduate degree in education in the position as a college counselor at DAIS.