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Michelle is the program assistant for nuclear disarmament and Pentagon spending. She works with grassroots activists, coalition partners, and members of Congress to advocate for cuts in Pentagon spending and make nuclear disarmament a legislative priority. She also maintains the Nuclear Calendar, which FCNL has published for more than a decade.

Previously, Michelle worked as a litigation paralegal at a law firm focused on workplace fairness and employee rights. She graduated from Antioch College, where she designed her B.A. titled interdisciplinary studies in ecology, culture, and politics with language focuses in Japanese and Spanish.

While pursuing her undergraduate degree, she also interned at the Research Center for Nuclear Weapons Abolition at Nagasaki University and spent six months in Buenos Aires, Argentina researching municipal and non-governmental efforts to increase public green spaces and combat climate change. Michelle is originally from Kobe, Japan.

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