Program Assistant, Field Program
Michelle Beers works with the Quaker Field Secretary Christine Ashley on building relationships with Quaker and non-Quaker constituents across the country. Michelle helps empower constituents to be civically-minded and to advocate on the issues they care about by connecting them with pertinent and relevant resources and instructions about lobbying and faith-based action.
Before joining the Young Fellows Program, Michelle attended Warren Wilson College, where she earned a Bachelor’s degree in Social Work. In her senior year, she was awarded the Alton F. Pfaff Cup which honors one senior each year who exhibits excellence in academic achievement, work improvement, citizenship, and contributions to the enrichment of the College community. Michelle earned this recognition thanks to extensive campus involvement, which included speaking and witnessing at annual Earth Day vigils, leading student-groups to annual Moral Marches in Raleigh, NC, and facilitating monthly interfaith dinners, which fostered conversations on inclusivity and diversity within the campus community.
Michelle previously worked at Pisgah Legal Services—a non-profit that provides free civil legal aid to the most vulnerable citizens of Western North Carolina. While there, she assisted in client intake. She also researched and evaluated the intake process, and produced a capstone that captured concrete communication tools to improve client-organization interaction. Notably, Michelle’s background also includes time spent working with youth and individuals with developmental differences.
Outside of the office Michelle enjoys hiking, canoeing, hanging out with her cat Bumper Stickers, and telling awkwardly timed jokes. In a past life she ran competitively, but now she can only claim the title of occasional jogger.