Based in TICAS’ DC office, Michele works on federal policy issues related to higher education access, affordability, and success. Prior to joining TICAS, Michele worked as the Director of External Affairs & Communications for Education Finance Council, where she was responsible for developing and implementing the organization’s strategic communications and government affairs plans. Before EFC, Michele worked for the American Battlefield Trust, where she developed and implemented successful federal and state-based advocacy and communications campaigns related to historic preservation. Michele has a B.A. in History from Gettysburg College.