Prior to joining CTH, Michele spent roughly 20 years in the investment banking and hedge fund industries. She was a Principal and the Director of Marketing at Sansar Capital Management where she raised over $2bn from institutional investors. She also worked at Goldman Sachs and Lehman Brothers in their investment banking and institutional equity sales divisions, respectively. Throughout her career, Michele has served as volunteer and trustee at several nonprofit organizations in the US and abroad. She is presently a Board Member of TADA! Youth Theatre, Impact 100 NYC and an Advisory Council Member of UPchieve. She earned an MS in Nonprofit Management from New School and a BA in International Studies from Duke University.