Michelle joins EFF as a designer who has worked primarily in startups and non-profits. A San Francisco native, she likes introducing the city's hidden gems (in her humble opinion.) When she is not obsessing over design, dancing, diving, Disney, and doggos, Michelle enjoys volunteering at the California Academy of Sciences where she wrangles snakes, explains science to humans, and watches the shenanigans of NightLife. Her alternate persona is former pageant queen and emcee (M.C.), which has been a fascinating community-centric growth experience. Michelle's natural habitat is anywhere with large bodies of water nearby and/or trees. She hopes to help create a safe environment for everyone in the physical and digital realms.