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Michelle joined The Legal Aid Society as a staff attorney in the Manhattan’s Criminal Defense Practice in 2013, where she advocated for non-incarceratory sentences, litigated and tried felony and misdemeanor cases, and participated in Decarceration Project’s bail Pilot Project. Prior to law school, Michelle taught middle school for six years where she learned first-hand the devastating effects of incarceration on her students, their families, and the community at large. Michelle was a Public Interest Scholar at Boston University School of Law and she graduated magna cum laude from Bryn Mawr College. During law school she advocated for incarcerated youth in Washington, D.C., detained immigrants in South Texas and Miami, and survivors of human trafficking in Boston.

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