Chief Strategy Officer
Michelle leads strategic planning, new program development, and fundraising at Terner Labs. Michelle joined Terner Center in 2018 to lead the design and launch of the Housing Venture Lab as a program of the Terner Center. She then helped create Terner Labs as a founding staff member, building a new home for the Housing Venture Lab and the foundation for future initiatives.
Michelle brings a decade of experience in community and startup finance, organizational strategy and design, and urban policy research. Prior to joining the Terner team, Michelle worked as a strategy consultant for the Bridgespan Group, collaborating with nonprofits, social entrepreneurs, and foundation leaders across issues of community development, housing, and education. She also worked with housing social impact startup, Landed, developing the organization’s impact metrics and fundraising strategy.
Michelle holds an MBA from the Haas School of Business, an Interdisciplinary Graduate Certificate in Real Estate from UC Berkeley, and a BA in Public Policy from the University of Chicago. Michelle also serves as an advisor to various coalitions dedicated to housing innovation and impact investing.