Michelle Forliti, Child Welfare Program Student Coordinator

Address: Morris Hall 221K
Phone: 507-389-5078
Email: michelle.forliti.2@mnsu.edu


  • North Mankato, MN

Schools Attended

  • Minnesota State University, Mankato

Bachelor’s in Social Work and Licensed Social Worker

Things we can talk about

You and your path for yourself… no matter your major, direction, living situation or your personal goals. I am here as an open ear and real-life advice giver. If there is something I do not know, I will help you find it! I pride myself on never taking life too seriously unless the situation calls for it. If something is on your mind, I would want you to ask.

I am available for

Conversations, big or small…

  • over the phone
  • text
  • email
  • Zoom
  • in-person

Why I want to be a Maverick Firsts Advocate

As a first-generation and non-traditional student, I was terrified to get on campus and make this happen for myself. There were a ton of departments and different people – but I never seemed to know where to turn exactly. I ended up connecting with a classmate in the non-traditional student office that guided me through so many questions and finding the right person to go to at times when they did not know the exact answer. I want to be this person for others – there is a saying that I strongly believe in: “Work smarter, not harder.” If you can reach out to one of us or another person on campus to be your go-to person – that my friend is working smarter!

Other information about me

I have two children on the Minnesota State University, Mankato campus and am enjoying walking beside them as they have started their post-high school paths.

In my free time, I have a passion for playing games and being outdoors. I am completely me being in my hammock or on the water, either fishing, swimming, streaming, or at a water park.

My downtime with friends often includes games – like cards, escape rooms, or murder mysteries. Who doesn’t like a little friendly competition?

I was born and raised right across the river so I can help make local connections as you need them.

I look forward to meeting you to walk together to reach your goals while you are a Maverick and beyond!

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