Michelle grew up in South Texas and graduated from UC Berkeley with a BS in energy engineering. Through her classes and experiences at Berkeley, she developed a passion for environmental justice and aims to aid lower income and underserved communities to receive access to basic needs such as clean water and air, energy, and a healthy environment. She was also a project manager for Cal Enviro and a member of Solar Spring Break where she was exposed to many Bay Area nonprofits. She is excited to work with Thrive Alliance and Stanford as an AmeriCorps VISTA.
Michelle spends her free time baking, hiking and camping, going to beaches, and exploring vegan food with friends. She also loves powerlifting and working out.