Michelle is the director of programs at Ploughshares Fund, where she leads the grantmaking team. She provides guidance on grantmaking strategies, performance and direction to the program team and Ploughshares leadership, as well as conducting due diligence on grants.
Prior to joining Ploughshares Fund in 2015, Michelle conducted research at the James Martin Center for Nonproliferation Studies on nuclear, chemical, and biological cooperative threat reduction programs. She was previously a Nonproliferation Graduate Fellow at the National Nuclear Security Administration, where she worked on International Atomic Energy Agency safeguards. Michelle holds a master’s degree in conflict resolution from American University and graduated with honors from the University of Denver with a degree in international studies and French.
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- A Tough Nuclear Choice: Russia’s Annexation of Crimea, Nonproliferstion.org
- "The Seoul Nuclear Summit", NationalInterest.org
- Grants on Steroids, Huffington Post