Michelle McKenzie Nelson joined the Middlebury Admissions Office in 1999, returning to the northeast after a 5-year stint in Seattle, Washington where she worked in the sporting goods and outdoor recreation industries. Michelle earned a BA in psychology from Dartmouth College in 1994 where she was also a member of the varsity field hockey team. She originally hails from Guilford, Connecticut and was the first in her family to attend college. In more than fifteen years of work in admissions at Middlebury, Michelle has traveled to many regions of the U.S. and Canada, including a year as regional admissions representative in Washington, DC. Currently, Michelle serves as the primary admissions liaison to the athletic department at Middlebury and she oversees NESCAC admissions guidelines. From 2010 to 2015, Michelle and her husband Pete, who is a Professor of Geography, served as Co-Heads of Atwater Commons at the College. Michelle and Pete are the parents of two elementary school aged boys and the Nelson family is often spotted biking around town or on the sidelines of college athletic events.