Michelle Hermes is a second-year USTA working at a Bundesgymnasium in Klosterneuburg. She is 23 years old and was born in Hanau, Germany. She grew up in Yorktown, Virginia, and studied political science and German studies at the College of William & Mary in Williamsburg, Virginia. Being a USTA in Austria has taught her how much she enjoys teaching. Although she is not sure what her long-term career goals are following the USTA program, her experiences in Austria have definitely shaped her as a person—both personally and professionally.