Poitier - Freelance Writer - Jacksonville, FL, USA

Michelle Poitier

Jacksonville, FL, USA


Inspired by the military service of her parents, Michelle enlisted in the Navy directly out of high school. She served as a cryptologist, performing a wide range of tasks in support of the national intelligence effort. Michelle served two tours at sea, stationed on board the USS John F. Kennedy and the USS Spruance. While stationed in Pyongtaek Korea, she was sexually assaulted by a fellow crew member. In an effort to turn her distressing experience into something positive, Michelle became a Sexual Assault Victim Intervention advocate. She has self published two inspirational, self-help books which she uses as tools to encourage sexual and domestic abuse survivors.

Michelle returned stateside in 2001 and received an honorable discharge in 2003, ending her 13-year career in the United States Navy. Michelle relocated to the Hampton Roads area in July 2010. She received her Associate of Science Degree in Business emphasis in computer science at Florida Technical College in October 2006. Additionally, she completed her Bachelors of Science in Business Management with the University of Phoenix in March 2010. She has one daughter, Alexis.


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