My name is Michelle Zulim- Clark and I have been an instructor at Cuesta College for the
past 8 years. I earned my undergraduate and Master’s degree from Cal Poly, San Luis Obispo.
Both degrees are in Kinesiology. What is that, you might ask?
Kinesiology is the scientific study of human movement. For my degrees, I concentrated on exercise physiology and cardiac rehabilitation.
I teach a variety of health classes at Cuesta such as Women’s health, Community health,
Health Aspects of Drug Use, General health and Multi-cultural health. I find teaching the
variety of classes’ gives me a very unique perspective for each class. I enjoy teaching
health and wellness because it is so applicable to everyday life; you can really use what
learn. Like one of my professors once said “you have a right to be healthy, exercise
Another role I have is as Health Education Specialist at the County of San Luis Obispo, Public Health Department. I work with the community in preventing childhood obesity with an emphasis in nutrition and garden education. I also work in pedestrian and bike safety. If you'd like to know more, I am happy to chat about it!
When I am not working, I enjoy running (half marathons are my favorite), hiking, sailing,
playing on the beach and in the ocean, swimming, indoor cycling, and hanging out with
my family. I have one daughter (7) who is in 2nd grade this school year. She is into
all things ‘crafty’, Harry Potter, glitter, drawing, riding her bike, scooter, swimming,
My family also enjoys watching all sports. Some of our favorites: football- 49ers; baseball- Giants,
basketball- G.S. Warriors, tennis- Novak Djokovic, cycling- Peter Sagan.
Instructor: Cuesta College Kinesiology, Health Science and Athletics division.
Lead Faculty Member in Public Health Education