After graduation from college, Gielan was a software engineer working in Boston and London. She was born in New York and grew up in the New York area and Bethesda, Md. Gielan was graduated cum laude from Tufts University in 2000 with a bachelor of science degree in Computer Engineering. She studied at the University of Sydney in Australia and did graduate work in broadcast journalism at UCLA.
She formerly served as the anchor of two national newscasts at CBS News, as well as a correspondent for “The Early Show”. In 2009, Michelle produced Happy Week, a series focusing on fostering happiness in the midst of the recession. In 2011, she appeared in her own weekly health and wellness segment, “Manic Monday” on FOX News Chicago. Michelle graduated cum laude in Computer Engineering. Her research and advice have received attention from Forbes, USA Today, CNN, FOX and NPR.
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