Michelle joined GLAD in September 2014 after graduating from Bowdoin College with a B.A. in Sociology and Government & Legal Studies and a minor in Gender & Women’s Studies. After high school, Michelle deferred her admittance to Bowdoin to spend a year teaching HIV-prevention education to middle and high school students in Washington, DC public schools with AmeriCorps City Year. At Bowdoin, Michelle was a founder of Fostering Female Leadership in Youth (FFLY) and The Sex Project. She was also an active member of the Bowdoin Queer/Straight Alliance and the Alliance for Sexual Assault Prevention. Michelle conducted independent interview-based research on the role of diversity in LGBT activism. Michelle is excited to be working at the center of the LGBT movement and plans to pursue a career dedicated to social justice.