Michele is a TASCHA alumnus. She now serves as the Chief of Staff for the Seattle Foundation. Previously, she conducted research for the TASCHA on employability, youth, and accessibility in Latin America. She has research experience on nonprofit sustainability, efficiency and impact. Her work has focused on human rights, people with disabilities, at-risk youth, women’s empowerment and the role of technology in international development.
Michele graduated from the University of Washington in 2007 with a Bachelor of Arts from the Jackson School of International Studies and a minor in Human Rights. She also served as a Commissioner with the City of Seattle Women’s Commission.