Queen Michelle Paulus, of Lincoln, is a pursing her B.S. at the University of Illinois in Finance in Agribusiness with a minor in Leadership Studies. Upon graduation, she plans to find a career focusing on lending and other financial work for farming families in the Central Illinois area.

Queen Michelle enjoys traveling abroad and volunteering as her favorite hobbies.  She has the opportunity to travel to Africa twice and volunteer in their community.  In her free time she enjoys being with family, watching the Illini, and cheering on the Chicago Cubs.

Michelle is the daughter of Kent and Lynn Paulus of Lincoln.