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Internet Protocol Manager, Los Angeles Domestic Unit
Counter Terrorist Unit (CTU)

Computer Security Division,
High Confidence Systems Working Group
National Institute of Standards & Technology
Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA)

Chief of Staff, Los Angeles Domestic Unit
Counter Terrorist Unit (CTU)

Associate Special Agent in Charge, Los Angeles Domestic Unit
Regional Division Director's Office


Built IPSec architecture
Attack scripts, computer vulnerabilities, intrusion detection, penetration testing,
operational security, viruses

Proficiency in Cerberus and PlutoPlus


Bachelor of Science, Computer Science
University of California, Davis
Davis, CA


Divorced from Tony Almeida (former CTU employee)

Michelle Dessler is a steadfast leader who can hold her own against any male counterpart. She is one of Jack Bauer's few trusted, female friends and she trust wholeheartedly in his judgment. Upon meeting fellow agent Tony Almeida at CTU, as a computer Internet Protocol Manager, she eventually marries him. After a severe rough patch they divorce only to eventually reconcile. Unfortunately shortly after the reconciliation Michelle is killed by a terrorist bomb meant to flush out a presumed dead Jack Bauer.

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