As a Program Associate at AnLar, Michelle spends most of her time avidly monitoring project deadlines, developing letters, and managing budgets. She is happiest when surrounded by spreadsheets and tasked with organizing countless documents. An alumna of The George Washington University’s Education Policy graduate program and the College of Charleston, Michelle brings with her an expertise in K-12 and higher education. She holds a passion for studying rural education and technology access after her experience on multiple South Carolina campaign trails.
Prior to joining AnLar, Michelle served as a Student Research Associate at SRI International’s Center for Technology in Learning. In this role, Michelle assisted with many education technology evaluations for pre-school through higher education, including several federal contracts. She also worked on an extensive assessment of an Open Education Resource (OER) initiative implemented at over 30 colleges across the United States. Her experience at SRI includes organizing quantitative and qualitative data, managing project timelines and data collection, and writing reports.
When not color-coding spreadsheets, Michelle can usually be found at the climbing gym working on her latest bouldering problem. She is eager to be anywhere outside, whether it’s hanging out on a restaurant patio in the District or hiking mountains in Shenandoah. She also fervently follows the D.C. dining scene, and obviously has a personal spreadsheet of her own restaurant recommendations and reviews.