Michelle is a Program Associate for 11th Hour Racing, a program of The Schmidt Family Foundation, and manages the program’s ocean health grantmaking. Prior to joining 11th Hour Racing, Michelle spent six years at the University of Rhode Island Coastal Resources Center working on a state climate change adaptation plan and developing state policy and best practices for offshore wind energy development. She also taught marine science for a number of ocean-focused and sailing organizations. She holds a B.S. in Marine Ecology from Cornell University, an MBA, and a M.A. in Marine Affairs/Coastal Management from the University of Rhode Island.