|Michelle is the Coordinator of the Midwest Invasive Plant Network (MIPN). Michelle co-directs the Public Gardens as Sentinels against Invasive Plants initiative and facilitates invasive species information sharing and collaboration across the Midwest. Her background includes over eight years of professional invasive species outreach and management experience, addressing both terrestrial and aquatic invasive species. Her background also includes experience in environmental research and regulation. Michelle holds a B.S in Biology from the University of Michigan and an M.S. in Environmental Geoscience from Michigan State University.