Michelle is President & CEO of The Greenwall Foundation. She has wide-ranging experience in translating bioethics scholarship into real-world applications that affect everyday lives and draws on that experience to help realize the Foundation’s vision of making bioethics integral to decisions in health care, policy, and research.
Michelle previously served as the Foundation’s Chief Operating Officer (2018-2020) and Director of Bioethics Grants, Strategy, and Special Projects (2015-2017). Prior to joining the Foundation, Michelle was Associate Director at the Presidential Commission for the Study of Bioethical Issues where she oversaw work on diverse topics including neuroscience and related ethical issues, pediatric medical countermeasure research, and human subjects research protections.
A graduate of Harvard Law School, Michelle also practiced law in Washington, DC and clerked for the Honorable Bruce M. Selya on the U.S. Court of Appeals for the First Circuit. She has published articles on various legal issues and topics in bioethics including end-of-life decision-making, research ethics, and emerging genetic technologies.