Michelle is a native San Franciscan committed to opening doors and career opportunities. Michelle joined JVS in 2016 and supported youth in exploring careers. Through her work, she oversees and ensures job readiness through workshops and career exploration. Michelle approaches her work with a goal of empowering youth to aspire, dream, work, and succeed through self-sufficiency. This goal resulted in built pathways for students post-secondary. As the coordinator, Michelle facilitates partnerships between Career Pathways and industry partners, which leads to recordable experience on students' resumes and college applications. Michelle graduated from the SFUSD public school system before earning her double-major in Sociology and Forestry. Her experience and faith fuels her to, professionally and personally, give back to the community.