Partnership Director, Global Health
As a Partnership Director, Michelle leads partnership development and portfolio stewardship for IDEO.org’s Health practice. She also supports other program teams at IDEO.org that focus on improving financial health and alleviating poverty.
Prior to joining IDEO.org, Michelle worked as a social sector executive for over 10 years, leading innovative, high-growth organizations such as Kiva and Potential Energy to create meaningful and lasting social change. She has worked in over 50 countries throughout her career and has a particular love of Latin America, sub-Saharan Africa, and the Middle East.
Michelle graduated magna cum laude from Boston University with a degree in International Relations and a minor in Economics. She is an informal advisor to a number of non-profits and social businesses in the Bay Area and during her free time, can be found running, rock climbing or learning how to speak Arabic.