Michelle’s a lifelong organizer who always reps LA – regardless of her current geographic location. She began organizing amongst peers fighting for better educational opportunities in Southeast LA. Prior to joining STAND, Michelle spent five years at the Sierra Club defending the Arctic Refuge from oil and gas development. She also volunteers for a variety of Latinx outdoor groups – including the Natural Leaders Network and Latino Outdoors.
Michelle holds a B.A. in English, Language and Literature from Yale University. Her latest academic efforts involve a very humbling attempt to learn Korean.