Michelle joined ICANN in July 2012 and 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.