Michele joined EWI in 2002 after completing her graduate studies. She was until 2010 in charge of organizing EWI’s external events and responsible for protocol matters. Before she joined EWI, Michele worked for the United Nations in the Non-Governmental Organization section of the Department of Economic and Social Affairs. Michele earned an M.A. in International Relations at the City College of New York and a B.A. in Political Science and Psychology from Hunter College. She is fluent in English and Tagalog and conversant in French and Spanish.