Michelle M. Gonzalez, P.E. retired in 2007 as an Engineering Director, with Amgen Inc. in Thousand Oaks, California. Ms. Gonzalez holds an MS in Architecture from the Pontificia Universidad Javeriana in Bogotá, Colombia. She is a member of The American Institute of Chemical Engineers (AIChE), and The American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME)’s Bioprocessing Equipment (BPE) Standard, where she has served as Chair of the Surface Finish Subcommittee, and voting member of the BPE Executive, Main, Dimensions and Tolerances, and Certification Subcommittees. She has also served as a member of INTERPHEX’s Advisory Board An active member of ISPE for the last 28 years, she does presently serve as a member of the Pharmaceutical Engineering Committee, and Reviewers (PAC); Annual Meeting Planning Event Committee (EPT); and the Steering Committee of the Critical Utilities Community of Practice (CU-COP). Ms. Gonzalez has also been a participating member in the preparation of numerous ISPE’s Baseline, and Best Practice Guides, a regular technical speaker and contributing writer to ISPE’s Pharmaceutical Engineering and other technical journals, President of the ISPE’s Greater Los Angeles Chapter (2007-2008), and the author and editor of ISPE's Glossary of Applied Terminology for the Pharmaceutical Industry.