College student Michela Angelina Gregory, 20, is remembered by family, friends and colleagues as an exceptionally hard-working, responsible and caring individual who loved electronic dance music.
She loved animals so much she became a vegan, her father David Gregory told the East Bay Times. “She wouldn’t hurt a fly,” he said. “She was the kind of person we need in this world.”
Gregory grew up in San Bruno and graduated in 2014 from South San Francisco High School, where she excelled both in academics and sports. She pitched and played outfield for the San Bruno Storm girls softball team. Head coach Richard Sims remembers her as “a wonderful teammate” who helped the team win fourth place at the ASA Western Nationals.
Gregory was halfway through her junior year at San Francisco State University, where she was majoring in child development and hoping to work with special needs children. One of her professors, Rama Ali Kased, remembers their last conversation. “When we talked about working with kids, her eyes just lit up," Kased says. "She was committed and excited about her calling in life.”