Michelle Lau

Michelle Lau

The Spruce

Michelle Lau joined Dotdash Meredith as Commerce Editor for The Spruce in October 2022, bringing with her years of experience researching and editing for lifestyle publications. Michelle enjoys working on stories to inform, entertain, and make life simpler for readers. Her work has appeared across national digital outlets, including at The Kitchn and Yummly, as well as for regional magazines, including Sunset and Via.


  • Michelle began her career at Sunset magazine, where she worked as Research Chief and Editor of Special Publications while cultivating her love for the West.
  • She has a passion for all things lifestyle, including interior design, shopping, home life, and food.
  • She has interviewed experts on organization, cleaning, travel, and health and wellness.


Prior to joining The Spruce, Michelle worked for Apartment Therapy Media as Lifestyle Editor at The Kitchn, where she focused on stories about cleaning, organizing, kitchen renovations, and design. Michelle also worked closely with the Chair of the Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences as editor at the School of Medicine at Stanford University. She began her editing career with Sunset magazine, covering travel, home, food, and garden.


Michelle has a Bachelor of Science degree in magazine journalism and a Bachelor of Arts in sociology at San Jose State University. She also has a Master of Arts degree in ethnic studies from San Francisco State University.

Education: San Jose State University, San Francisco State University
Title: Commerce Editor for Appliances, Cleaning, Organizing, and Home Tech

About The Spruce

The Spruce, a Dotdash Meredith brand, is a new kind of home website offering practical, real-life tips and inspiration to help you create your best home. The Spruce reaches 32 million people each month. Learn more about us and our editorial process, and our commitment to ensuring we are providing you with the most trustworthy advice by certified experts for your home and garden.