Michelle holds an M.A. in International Development and Social Change from Clark University. She ran a coffee shop for five years, in which she helped to shed light on working conditions in South America and provided vocational training to people with disabilities. Michelle has managed economic development and rehabilitation programs in Massachusetts as well as in Colombia, Peru, and Nicaragua. These programs assisted victims of conflict in rebuilding their lives, providing such services as prosthetic donation and fitting, psychosocial rehabilitation, and microfinance. Michelle has a passion for entrepreneurship and building bridges to success.