Michelle joined ICANN in July 2012 and currently holds the title of Board Content Coordination Director. She is responsible for managing projects and activities for ICANN's Board of Directors. Prior to joining ICANN, Michelle served as a Managing Director at Prime Policy Group from 2009-2012 and Vice President at Timmons and Company from 2004-2009, two bipartisan lobbying firms in Washington, D.C. Before that, she served as a legislative assistant to former Congressman Cal Dooley (D-CA) from 1999-2004. In 1998, she assisted in the White House office of Presidential Scheduling and Advance under the Clinton administration. Michelle has over thirteen years of experience in Washington working on a wide range of legislative issues for clients in various sectors. She graduated cum laude from California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo, with a degree in Business Administration.