Michelle Jeffress Le (IPJ 95, AIPES 96) is a two-time alumna of The Fund for American Studies’ programs. She attended the Institute on Political Journalism (IPJ) in 1995, interning with the Military District of Washington as a staff reporter. The following year, she participated in the American Institute on Political and Economic Systems in Prague (AIPES). She is also an Institute for Humane Studies graduate. In 1997 she returned to TFAS, this time serving as a program assistant for the international programs. In 1998, she joined the TFAS staff full time. Michelle currently works as the vice president of international and alumni programs for TFAS.
Michelle is originally from Independence, Missouri. She earned her bachelor’s degree summa cum laude in political science with minors in history and French from Missouri State University. She completed her master’s degree in international economics and European studies at the Johns Hopkins University School of Advanced International Studies. She spent her first year of graduate school overseas in Italy, studying at the SAIS Bologna Center.
Michelle currently lives with her husband and daughter in Arlington. She enjoys traveling and has been to five continents. While she is not particularly interested in braving icy Antarctica just to add another continent to the tally, Michelle is always up for further visits to her favorite spots abroad.