A native of New Jersey, Michelle Harpster earned her B.A. in art education and M.A. in studio art with honors specializing in watercolor at Kean University. Upon entry into Kean University, she was fortunate enough to be a recipient of the College of Visual and Performing Arts Scholarship. She had the privilege of expanding her education, traveling to Brazil and Italy, an experience that has deepened her understandings of cultures, history and art.
She works as an art teacher in Elizabeth, teaching kindergarten through eighth grade. When she is not teaching she spends her time working on various art projects. She has exhibited as both a solo and group artist.