Digital Media Manager
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Michelle joined the office of communications in September 2011 as assistant editor of Cancer Immunity, CRI’s former academic journal, where she managed the editorial and production process. In her current role as digital media manager, Michelle maintains and updates content for both Cancer Immunity and Cancer Research Institute’s websites. She also assists in graphic design and production for digital and print materials, including CRI publications and e-communications.
Prior to working at CRI, Michelle held a number of positions in the biomedical sciences, including as a veterinary assistant at an animal hospital and as a research administrative assistant at Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center. It was in these roles where she was exposed to cancer research and became passionate about finding better and safer ways to extend the lives of cancer patients; she saw how CRI pioneered the field of cancer immunotherapy and is enthusiastic about the potential of this revolutionary treatment to one day cure all cancers.
After earning her B.A. in Psychology with honors from Long Island University-Brooklyn, Michelle completed an M.S. in Publishing from Pace University and coursework towards a certificate in digital and graphic design production from New York University. She is a member of the Council of Science Editors and was a 2013 recipient of the society's international scholarship award. When she's not at CRI, Michelle, a Brooklyn native, likes to travel, collect antique cameras, or volunteer with animal rescue groups.