Placemaking and Public Life Policy Director
Michelle is responsible for putting SPUR's urban planning and policy priorities into action in San Jose. She previously served as the economic development manager for the City of Miami Beach, where she created strategies and programs to stimulate economic growth and increase vibrancy. Prior to that, Michelle was program associate for local and national initiatives at Knight Foundation, overseeing grantmaking for 18 communities across the country. She was also a 2017 Funders Network PLACES Fellow, a program that seeks to build knowledge and skills to create more equitable neighborhoods and communities.