Michelle is a Peruvian-American young policy professional with a five-year trajectory in public service. Her core experience has been in the U.S. and foreign governments (Latin America and West Africa) at a federal and local level, mostly working from blended roles between a policy specialist and a political operative. Before obtaining her Master of Public Administration from Columbia University School of International and Public Affairs, she worked as an immigration and trade assistant in the U.S. Departments of State and Commerce at the U.S. Embassy in Lima, a scheduler for the U.S. Foreign Commercial Counselor to Peru, an intergovernmental affairs person in Peru’s Ministry of Education, and as a World Bank education consultant in Sierra Leone. In parallel to her policy work, she has developed a political trajectory as an electoral organizer and advocate in Peru and the United States, most recently working as a field organizer for President Biden’s campaign from the state of Wisconsin. Her last role was as an inclusive innovation fellow at the New York City Mayor’s Office.