During her high school years Michal lived in Belgium with her family and attended the International School of Brussels. This was a big change from the small kibbutz on which she was born and raised. Michal loved the new experience and most of all she loved to study art, not only in art class but everywhere you looked. Michal dreamed of becoming a designer and going to art school like all of her international friends. Michal's family moved back to Israel so she could do a year of volunteer community service (shnat sherut) and her army service. During her service year, Michal worked with kids who had been taken out of their homes. The oldest kid in Michal's group was nine years old and yet they all seemed to have gone through more in their lives than Michal could have ever imagined. This move back from the expensive school and dreams of art school to the harsh reality of Israeli society completely changed the course of Michal's life. After enrolling in university Michal took up art again but pretty soon found herself much more interested in campus life. Today Michal is an alumna of the Atidim: Cadets for the Public Sector program and holds an M.A. (with honors) in public policy from the Hebrew University of Jerusalem. She works as an advisor to the Director General of the Ministry of Education of Israel and dreams of staying in the public sector while keeping creativity a strong part of her life.