Michelle oversees the development of Street Poets’ foundation and government grant database. She is in charge of researching and developing new financial opportunities for Street Poets, in addition to maintaining our relationships with current funders. She is also a poet and former teacher with extensive experience teaching English, American Literature, Creative Writing and Poetry at a wide range of high schools, including Campbell Hall and New Roads (Los Angeles). At Street Poets, Michelle also helped design a 12-week poetry curriculum specifically geared toward pregnant girls and teen mothers, and created a comprehensive resource book of poetry and writing exercises. Michelle holds an M.F.A. in Poetry from the University of Maryland and B.A. in English and Creative Writing from the University of Michigan. She brings to Street Poets a vast knowledge of contemporary and classical poetry.