Michelle Gaspari


Michelle is supporting Berkshire Farm Center & Services for Youth on a strategic plan to maximize the impact of their child welfare and foster care services across New York State. She also worked with United Way of New York City to scale their Choose Healthy Life initiative, which combats racial disparities in health services by linking Black church communities to COVID-19 vaccinations and health education resources.

Michelle has a background in higher education advocacy and teaching. Prior to joining our team, she managed a successful campaign that secured funding and health insurance for CUNY doctoral students as Co-Organizer with The CUNY Adjunct Project. As a lecturer at Baruch College and Brooklyn College, Michelle designed curriculum and taught courses on topics related to social inequality. As a current PhD student in Cultural Anthropology at The Graduate Center, CUNY, Michelle has conducted qualitative research on privatizing trends in higher education, and race and migration in Europe. Michelle holds a Bachelor’s degree in Sociology from George Mason University.

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