Michelle is a Scientific Diver with a Bachelor of Science Degree in Zoology and Botany and a Master of Science Degree in Natural Resources Management obtained from the University of the West Indies. She has a keen interest in the Coastal Zone Management space where she is trained in several international reef and fisheries assessment methodologies including the Global Coral Reef Monitoring Network Caribbean Protocol, Atlantic and Gulf Rapid Reef Assessment and Fisheries Stock Abundance Surveys to name a few and has executed numerous assessments locally and regionally. She is also trained in Coral Reef Crime Scene Investigation for the Government of Jamaica and has experience in EIA development and reviews, Project Management, Nature based Management and Adaptation, Fisheries Management, Grant Management and Environmental Monitoring. Michelle has over fifteen years of experience working in a range of environmental management capacities and has done so through numerous Projects with Multilateral Development Banks, International Aid Organizations, Private Sector, Government and Non-Government Organizations. Michelle is an adept professional operating as a Consultant.
This is Michelle’s fourth term as a Council Member of the JIEP and is the chair of the membership sub-committee for the last three administrations. She has been instrumental in the development and streamlining of the current membership process.