Michelle is the manager for the USC Institute on Inequalities in Global Health (IIGH). In this role, she oversees operations for the Institute, supports strategic planning and implementation, and engages with internal and external partners. Prior to joining the Institute, Michelle served as associate director of programs at the USC Brittingham Social Enterprise Lab, which equips individuals with the business skills and resources to work in such fields as poverty alleviation, global health, racial and gender equity, environmental sustainability, and education. In her role at the Brittingham Lab, Michelle managed all co-curricular programming and provided focused, cohort-based support for students pursuing careers in social impact. Michelle serves on the advisory board of Global Eye Entrepreneurs, an LA-based nonprofit that champions male and non-binary entrepreneurs of color with world-class resources and accelerator programs. She also serves on the board of Safe Place for Youth’s Next Generation Committee, which works to generate new partnerships, resources and funds to eradicate youth homelessness. A proud double Trojan, Michelle earned her bachelor’s in political science and international relations and master’s in strategic public relations from USC.