Michele is responsible for a grant portfolio focused primarily on building the constituency for watershed protection and improving public access to water in the Delaware River watershed. She also supports Grants Management on specific projects related to grantmaking policies and procedures.
Prior to joining the Foundation in 2013, Michele worked in state government as a Budget Analyst at the Ohio Legislative Service Commission. In that role, she provided research, analysis and bill drafting to the General Assembly on K–12 school funding and school choice issues. A New Jersey native, Michele holds a B.A. in economics from Swarthmore College.