Salt Lake City,


The Joseph James Morelli Legacy Foundation has an immense empowerment for students in the world of STEM. Entering college 5 years ago I felt alone and faced many detrimental obstacles. As years passed on I found a greater path of purpose in myself…the foundation has provided me mentors, life-long networks, and most importantly a community in which I never imagined to exist in STEM today. The community I entered here in 2017, continues to grow with such persistence and has influenced values that I never wish to leave behind. Along this journey my gratitude goes to the foundation for pushing me to integrate my compassion, strength, and wisdom by becoming a mentor. Given the chance for the first time to mentor new incoming recipients, connected me with opportunities to mentor externally for our youth communities, and even hold positions as a student representative at my university. Every day this foundation moves forward, impacts another reflective reason to give back. Thank you for what you do.

Read Michaelis’ review of the Morelli Foundation

Read about Michaelis’ involvement with the University of Utah’s Mens Lacrosse Club.