Chelsea is director of community education at Women for a Healthy Environment (WHE). She began her career as a teacher, both in the U.S. and abroad.
In 2011, she joined Chatham University’s School of Sustainability to obtain her Masters degree in Food Studies. While at Chatham, Chelsea worked at Women for a Healthy Environment, and completed an internship with Clean Plates, New York City. After receiving her degree in 2013, she began working with WHE full-time and now has the opportunity to combine her teaching skills with her passion for food and the environment.
Chelsea is currently attending the Institute for Integrative Nutrition to become a certified health coach and serves on Pittsburgh Food Policy Council.
Michelle has worked in the non-profit field for nearly 20 years gaining expertise in the fields of non-profit management, strategic planning, fundraising, communications, lobbying and grassroots initiatives.
She is the first executive director of Women for a Healthy Environment (WHE). In this role she leads the organization’s strategic activities, focusing on prevention of human health problems linked to environmental risk factors.
WHE provides the community access to reliable, scientific information; supplies citizens with the tools necessary to advocate for policy solutions that address environmental issues that impact human health; and informs the region through educational workshops and conferences, community events and speaking engagements.
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