At the age of six, Michelle emigrated from Georgetown, Guyana to Memphis, Tennessee. Since then she has called a few special places home Atlanta, Tsuno-cho (Japan) and now Philadelphia. Michelle serves the City’s arts and culture sector as the Program Manager for the Philadelphia Cultural Fund, a non-profit grantmaker providing general operating funds and program support to over 300 arts and culture organizations. She is an avid student of Aikido and in 2015 was a United States Aikido Federation scholarship recipient. In her free time, Michelle volunteers with local nonprofits pursuing solutions to issues near and dear to her heart.