Michella Thomas graduated from UC San Diego in 1989 with a bachelor's degree in mechanical engineering and swam for the Tritons. In mid-June 2021, Michella will swim across the English Channel. Many of her friends and family have asked how they can support her in both the journey of training for the swim and the actual crossing. The best way to support is by donating towards a need or cause they feel strongly about and believe in. Michella feels strongly about enabling opportunities for higher education to those who desire to grow and learn, but may not have access to key necessities. For her swim, she is encouraging others to make a gift to UC San Diego’s Student Basic Needs (aka The Hub) to ensure students have stability and the means to be successful.