Michelle Ermatinger-Salas graduated from Thomas Jefferson in 2008. She was a three-sport Varsity athlete and awarded the Arete Award her senior year. Mrs. Roth's 10th Grade English and Mr. Roth's 11 Grade English were two of her favorite subjects. She attended Ursinus College and designed her major: Renaissance Studies while involved with National Sorority Sigma Sigma Sigma, and volunteered with a local Fire Department while attending the Fire Academy. After graduating from Ursinus in 2012, she moved back to Indiana to become a Firefighter and worked as an Emergency Medical Technician. She obtained her Master's Degree in Safety, Security, and Emergency Management. In 2016 she was hired as a Career Firefighter for Clarksville Fire Department. After 8years in public service, she left to focus on her health after a severe car accident. Currently, Michelle works as a Title I Paraprofessional in an elementary school and owns and operates her own business with the support of her significant other, and is expanding and rebranding that company. She still lives in Indiana with her fiancé, Brent, a Fire Marshal, and her stepdaughter, Ava. She is in regular communication with TJ alum, including her best friends Ojoyi Agbo ('08), Rue Tsoka ('08), and Ravelle Lucero ('10)!