Michelle is a licensed social worker (LSW) with nearly a decade of experience working with children, adults, families, and groups. She is multilingual and has worked in a variety of settings with diverse clients, including both long-term and brief interventions.
A dedicated professional with strong organizational skills and advocacy skills, she has worked to enhance human well-being for individuals and families who are vulnerable and in need. Michelle worked in a variety of roles for University Settlement Society of New York, a social service institution that provides educational and social services to immigrants and low-income families. She was recognized by University Settlement’s Early Head Start Program with the 2019 Strengthening Our Social Fabric Award.
Michelle’s training is extensive and includes: Seminar in Field Instruction (SIFI), Mandated Reporter, Mental Health First Aid, CPR/First Aid, Home Visiting Rating Scale Training for Supervisors and Staff (HOVRS), TraumaSmart, Supervisory Essentials for the Internally Promoted New Manager, and Bias, Equity and Early Childhood Mental Health Consultation. Michelle received her Master’s in Social Work with Distinction from DePaul University and a B.S. in Psychology from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.