Michelle Cusolito is the award-winning author of Flying Deep: Climb Inside Deep-Sea Submersible Alvin and Diving Deep: Using Machines to Explore the Ocean. Flying Deep was a Kirkus Best Book and an NSTA Outstanding Science Trade Book. Michelle recently joined a Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution research expedition to the North Atlantic where she worked as a Science Communicator and completed field research for a forthcoming book called A Window into the Ocean Twilight Zone: Twenty-Four Days of Science at Sea. Her other forthcoming books include In the World of Whales (Neal Porter, 2025) and Meet Maude Delap, Jellyfish Scientist (Charlesbridge, 2025).
Michelle has been facilitating workshops on school visits since 2013 and maintains a Facebook group called “Create Engaging School Visits.” She is also an adjunct instructor in Simmons University’s MFA program, Writing for Children and Young Adults.