Michelle joined the Foundation as its first Development Associate in August 2016 following a six-month internship with GGHF.
With family in the community, she moved to Gig Harbor in 2015 with her husband Eddie and their two small children – and two small dogs. Michelle holds a B.S. in Entomology and a Masters of Public Health degree from the University of California, Riverside. Prior to migrating to the Northwest, from California, she worked in the government sector doing disease surveillance for 7 years. With a background in public health and epidemiology, she decided to branch into work that provided greater community engagement.