Director of Policy and Campaigns

Michelle has led successful issue advocacy, communications and electoral campaigns from both inside and outside of New York city and state government for more than 15 years.

Her background includes serving as Director of State Campaigns at the Innocence Project, a national organization that addresses wrongful convictions. There she oversaw criminal justice reform campaigns that passed more than 30 laws in over half the states in the country. Previously, she was  Legislative and Communications Director for New York City Council Member Jessica Lappin, where she spearheaded efforts to bring the Cornell-Technion campus to Roosevelt Island.

Her career started in Albany, advising Assembly Democrats in swing districts on policy and communications. She has also managed electoral campaigns for state and city candidates. Michelle has been featured in The New York Times Magazine, Washington Post and other major new outlets. She received her B.A. from the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor and is an AVODAH fellow.

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