Michelle works closely with IDEO.org's designers and leads a portfolio of US and Global work at the intersection of health equity, economic prosperity & justice, wellness and belonging.
Michelle has collaborated with the Global Health team to design programs, products and services in over a dozen countries. She believes deeply in the power of design to transform and energize the social sector, and has designed adolescent reproductive health programs in Zambia, Kenya, Benin and Cote D’Ivoire, vaccine delivery innovations for the global context, and mental health service experiences in the United States.
Prior to IDEO.org, Michelle led Kiva's global portfolio and was responsible for Kiva's expansion to multiple countries in Latin America, Africa, and the Middle East. She also led Kiva Labs, an innovation team within the organization that pioneered crowd-funded lending to social enterprises across the globe.
Michelle graduated magna cum laude from Boston University with a degree in International Relations and a minor in Economics. She has worked in Latin America, Africa and Asia, and she speaks Spanish and French.