Michelle serves as Research Associate at NextAfter. She is passionate about sharing insights in fundraising to help nonprofits expand their services to uplift communities. Before NextAfter, Michelle worked as a nonprofit consultant to help nonprofits manage multimillion-dollar campaign projects.
Michelle also has experience in the higher education realm, where she spent time between collegiate athletic fundraising and alumni relations.
While obtaining her Master of Science degree at The University of Southern Mississippi, Michelle raised $50,000 in student philanthropy efforts. Michelle went on to work as a development coordinator at a community college in the Dallas-Fort Worth area. During her tenure, she resurrected the alumni association and acquired a 300% increase in participation within a year.
Outside of the office, Michelle enjoys time with her dog, Bash, and friends. A native of Gulfport, Mississippi, she currently lives in Dallas, Texas. You will likely catch her at a concert, brunch, or power-walking on Katy Trails.