Michelle Ramos has a twenty-year successful history in business, consulting and work in the arts non-profit sector nationwide. She is currently working with Arts Council of New Orleans on strategic planning and citywide projects. She has worked as an executive director for multiple non-profit arts organizations and served as a program officer for a foundation. She served as Director of Dance/NYC from 2006-2010. She has been a panelist for several organizations including the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs and Los Angeles Department of Cultural Affairs. She was an adjunct professor at New York University for four years and consults with several colleges and university departments. Michelle, a licensed attorney, holds a B.S. in Organizational Behavior from University of San Francisco, a J.D. from Golden Gate University, and an LL.M. from California Western School of Law. She is pursuing her PhD in psychology with emphasis in cultural cognition and perception. Michelle consults in communications strategy, diversity and equity training as well as leadership with non-profit organizations in addition to her legal practice. She is the proud mother of a professional dancer and since retiring from her own dance career Michelle has become a competitive Ironman triathlete and marathoner.