Michelle Natividad Rodriguez
Michelle is the Chief of Programs at the National Employment Law Project (NELP), a non-profit that fights for policies to create good jobs, expand access to work, and strengthen protections and support for workers paid lower wages, unemployed workers, and workers of color. Michelle is a member of NELP’s executive management team, and she oversees the management of all program areas, including strategy, planning, implementation and evaluation, to support more effective and strategic wins. Prior to her management role, Michelle focused on fair chance employment for people with arrest and conviction records. Michelle is a well-respected advocate who has provided in-depth legal and policy analysis and expert technical assistance, support crafting viable policies in light of legal restrictions, and capacity-building through public education and authoring policy reports and outreach materials.