Michelle Briski has been teaching at Saint Paul College since 1998 and has served as the Medical Laboratory Technician program director since 2000. She has prior teaching experience at Lakeland College and Range Technical College. Michelle has worked as a Medical Technologist/Medical Laboratory Scientist in both hospital and clinic laboratories, with experience in training laboratory science students during the clinical internship portion of their education.
In her education roles at Saint Paul College, Michelle truly feels like she is making a difference in peoples’ lives. Through teaching, she contributes to the Clinical Laboratory Science profession as she prepares future laboratorians for successful employment in this field. The career demands theoretical and technical competence, as well as adherence to professionalism standards. She finds guiding students to mastery of these skills throughout their enrollment personally rewarding.
Michelle is member of the American Society for Clinical Laboratory Sciences (ASCLS) and the American Society for Clinical Pathology (ASCP).
She holds a bachelor’s degree in biology from Hamline University with certification as a Medical Laboratory Scientist – MLS (ASCP), and a master’s degree in education (MEd) from the University of Minnesota.
In 2009, Michelle received the Minnesota State Colleges and Universities Board of Trustees Outstanding Educator Award.