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Michelle Villegas-Gold is a University Innovation Fellow with the Office of University Initiatives in the Office of the President. Michelle obtained her Ph.D. in Global Health within the School of Human Evolution and Social Change with a graduate certificate in Women and Gender Studies from Arizona State University in May of 2018. Michelle also holds master's degrees in Public Health from New York University (2014) and Counseling from Arizona State University (2009). For the past three years, Michelle served as the Center-wide Research Assistant at the Center for the Future of Arizona with the Office of the President Emeritus. Last year Michelle was awarded a three-year grant under the Victims of Crime Act to develop and facilitate a free, trauma-informed yoga group for survivors of interpersonal and collective violence in the Phoenix Metropolitan Area. Additionally, Michelle has served as adjunct faculty at Phoenix College in the Counseling Department since 2009, where she has taught AAA115 (Creating College Success), CPD150 (College Success), CPD102AB (Career Exploration), and CPD195AB (Healthy Relationships & Time Management).