This all-day community event is a rich exploration of academic and career possibilities. Though this experience is tailored to girls* and women of all ages in school, college and beyond, people of all ages and genders are welcome to attend. Shuttles, snacks and lunch will be provided. Please let us know your transportation needs in your registration form.
Parents and allies of all ages and genders are welcome! *Y-WE empowers people who identify as women, were socialized as women, or who were assigned female at birth.
Gender nonconforming, gender non-binary, trans, intersex, and other gender variant participants are welcome.
Michele started her legal career as a staff attorney at Evergreen Legal Services in 1988, focusing on family law, custody and domestic violence. Michele later served as a faculty member at the University of Washington School of Law in the clinical law program where she founded the Child Advocacy Clinic. She then worked as a statewide advocacy coordinator at both the Northwest Justice Project and Columbia Legal Services where she coordinated civil legal aid advocacy in the areas of family law, youth and education, housing, elder law, Native American and right to counsel issues. Before joining the ACLU-WA in 2016 as Deputy Director, Michele was Assistant Dean for Public Service and Executive Director of the William H. Gates Public Service Law program at the University of Washington School of Law. In addition to her service on numerous boards and guilds locally and nationally, Michele served on the Washington State Access to Justice Board for six years and is currently a Management Information Exchange board member.