Michelle is a Wiyot and Latina filmmaker who grew up on the Table Bluff Reservation, where she found her love for filmmaking. She has a Masters in Film and Electronic Media at American University in Washington, D.C. and a B.A. at Humboldt State in both Film and Native American Studies. Michelle most recently participated as a fellow for the 2nd Annual Native American Writer’s Seminar. She’s also a past fellow for 3rd Annual Native American Animation Lab with her script Edgar and His New Friend. Additionally, she won the Horizon Award at the 2019 LA Skins Fest and the April 2021 Showcase Cinema Femme Womxn to Womxn in Film Mentorship Program with her film Douk.
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