Region: Central Coast
Originally from Oak Park, CA, Michelle attended the University of California, Santa Barbara (UCSB) where she graduated with BA degrees in Environmental Studies and Geography. Growing up with a strong passion and appreciation for nature, Michelle has given back through her work leading hikes and educating others about local flora and fauna with the National Park Service and with the Environmental Affairs Board at UCSB. Michelle developed an interest in waste management and helped to manage the Recycling Program at UCSB while pursuing waste reduction projects for the campus. She is incredibly excited to be participating in the CivicSpark fellowship and hopes to gain a better understanding of climate work in a local government setting while applying her knowledge and skills towards planning and implementation projects to create tangible and positive change.