Program Manager I
Michelle joined CALSTART in October 2021 as a Lead Project Manager for the Bus Initiative. She specializes in the planning, procurement, and deployment of near-zero and zero-emission buses in the State of California.
Prior to joining CALSTART, Michelle worked for local government in various capacities with experience in building, planning, code enforcement, on-site wastewater, and air quality. In her most recent role, she was the Project Lead for the Rural School Bus Pilot Project (RSBPP) grant. The RSBPP grant aimed at accelerating the turnover of California School Bus Fleets to near-zero and zero emission transportation choices, with a focus on rural school districts.
Michelle holds a BS from California State University, Chico where she majored in Environmental Science with an Option in Applied Ecology.