Environment California Staff
Started on staff: 2011
B.A., honors and Phi Beta Kappa, Washington University in St. Louis; Graduate Certificate in Environmental Policy & Management, University of Denver.
Michelle directs priority clean energy campaigns for Environment California, including the Charge Ahead California campaign to expand electric vehicle use. In 2014, Michelle helped win the Charge Ahead California Initiative to put 1 million electric vehicles on the state’s roads by 2023, and broaden access to electric vehicles. She also played a leading role in the Los Angeles County Electric Bus Coalition, which recently secured a commitment from the Los Angeles Metropolitan Transportation Authority to transition its fleet to zero-emission buses by 2030. Prior to her current role, Michelle served as co-founder and deputy director of Crude Accountability. She was a finalist in the 2015 U.S. C3E Women in Energy awards competition. Michelle lives in Torrance, Calif., with her family, where she enjoys biking, baking and reading when not busy with home renovation projects.