Michelle is the Head of Development and Outreach at Girls Not Brides. Michelle leads Girls Not Brides’ strategic approach to donor engagement, overseeing fundraising for the Girls Not Brides secretariat and encouraging more funding for ending child marriage and promoting girls’ rights. Whilst at Girls Not Brides, she contributed to the initial fundraising, strategy and set-up of VOW for Girls and the Girls First Fund – now independent organisations launched in 2018 – and continues to partner with them to raise resources and awareness.
Prior to joining Girls Not Brides, Michelle was a Senior Development Officer at Camfed International, developing and maintaining relationships with Camfed’s major donors and partners and supporting programme management in order to multiply opportunities for girl and young women. Michelle holds an MPhil in Multi-disciplinary Gender Studies from Cambridge University.