Michelle is the Midwest Invasive Plant Network’s full-time Coordinator. She began in this role in March 2022. She is as a co-Director of the Public Gardens as Sentinels against Invasive Plants Initiative, and served as the Administrator of the 2022 Upper Midwest Invasive Species Conference. Prior to joining MIPN, Michelle served as the Executive Director of the Ingham Conservation District in Michigan. As part of this position, she spearheaded and supervised the Mid-Michigan Cooperative Invasive Species Management Area (2015-2021). 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.