Michelle Pimentel-Montez graduated with honors from California State University, Stanislaus. She is a member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants and the California Society of Certified Public Accountants.
Michelle has been involved in her local community. She is the Treasurer of the State Theatre. In the past, she was the Treasurer of Our Lady of Fatima Parents' Club, Finance and Committee Chair of Our Lady of Fatima's School Advisory Committee, Finance Committee Member at Del Rio Country Club, and President of the California State University, Stanislaus Business Advisory Board. She also performed volunteer work for Central Catholic High School and has participated in various charities such as Make a Wish and United Way.