Michelle received a SB in Mechanical Engineering from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. She earned her MS in Mechanical Engineering in the Robotics track at the University of Utah, with research focusing on robotic perching mechanism design for small rotorcrafts. Michelle was co-advised by Dr. Jake Abbott and Dr. Mark Minor.
M. L. Burroughs, K. B. Freckleton, J. J. Abbott, and M. A. Minor, "A Sarrus-Based Passive Mechanism For Rotorcraft Perching," J. Mechanisms and Robotics, 8:011010, 2016.
M. L. Burroughs, 2014, "A Sarrus-based Passive Mechanism for Rotorcraft Perching," Master's Thesis, Department of Mechanical Engineering, University of Utah, Salt Lake City, Utah.