Biography

Michelle has dedicated her career to community and economic development in her hometown of Philadelphia. Currently she serves as Director of the East Falls Development Corporation. For almost six years, she served as Director of Keep Philadelphia Beautiful (KPB), a nonprofit organization dedicated to community building through community greening. Prior to that role, she served as the Commercial Corridor Manager and Communications Director for the Frankford Community Development Corporation, where she primarily worked to assist small businesses along the Frankford Avenue commercial corridor and attract new ones to the area. Michelle holds a B.A. in Political Science from Brandeis University and a Masters Degree in Public Policy from Drexel. She served on the Board of Young Involved Philadelphia as Outreach Chair from 2014-2015, and as Vice President in 2016. From 2017-2020, she served on the Mayor's Millennial Advisory Committee, first as Communications Chair and then on the Executive Committee as Secretary. Michelle has been named a Connector and Keeper by LEADERSHIP Philadelphia, and to Billy Penn "Who's Next: Community Leaders" list.

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