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and female. That was rare — which allowed me lots of career opportunities. I had hired an agent and was doing a tour of different possible stations where I could work, when I got the opportunity to work with my idol, Harvey Leonard, at WHDH Channel 7 in Boston. In fact, the story of the interview is funny. After the interview I was walked out by the head of the station. When he saw that my license plate was "T STORM", he laughed and I was sure I had lost the job for appear- ing too sophomoric. In reality, the opposite happened and I landed the job!" Michaels went on from Channel 7 to The Weather Channel and then to WBZ. Although she is retired from broadcast- ing, her role has always been larger than just TV. Her love of all things meteorological led her to be involved in educating people about the weather. In addition to numerous half- hour specials on TV, she has spent a lot of time in classrooms and even created an exhibit at the Museum of Science that is still there today. "I always had the idea of nominating Ms. G as the official Massachusetts groundhog, but the time didn't seem appropriate." That is, until Michaels' oldest daughter, Nalina Ashlee, entered kindergarten at the Hunnewell School in Wellesley. "It was a great opportunity — there were interested teachers, students, and parents and a way to really help kids live the legisla- tive system." 161 s u m m e r 2 0 1 5 | W e l l e s l e y W e s t o n M a g a z i n e