Michelle Rios is currently an AmeriCorps VISTA member serving with Arizona Serve in Tucson. Born and raised in Los Angeles, California, she graduated from the California State University of Northridge with a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology. After graduating from college, Michelle worked in the Los Angeles Unified School District where she worked with English language learners. Through her experiences she realized that the best way to ensure the success of students is by helping them obtain higher education. As a first-generation college graduate, Michelle hopes to pay it forward by supporting the Earn to Learn team as they continue to make college obtainable regardless of economic standing. In her free time, Michelle loves to read new books, traveling, and attempting to cook Pinterest recipes.