Michelle is supporting the Islands Energy Team by coordinating activities to secure locations, select Government facilities and conduct feasibility and de-risking activities for proposed critical solar-plus-storage microgrids in the Abaco islands.
Prior to joining the RMI team, Michelle held various positions in the Office of The Prime Minister in the Government of The Bahamas, where she:
- – coordinated the development of delivery plans and performance monitoring for a few key government priorities, including energy reform,
- – provided project management support for various projects, including the pilot implementation of an emergency alert messaging system,
- – provided policy advice and coordinated activities for the development of the request for proposals and the selection process that led to the liberalization of the cellular mobile telecoms market,
- – led the multi-stakeholder working group that prepared the Buildings Regulation (Electronic Communications Towers) Rules, 2016, which established clear criteria and guidelines for approving the construction of electronic communications towers in The Bahamas.
Before relocating to The Bahamas in 2010, Michelle served as Senior Manager, Policy, Pricing and Research at the Telecommunications Authority of Trinidad and Tobago (TATT).
She was also a visiting faculty member of the Public Utilities Research Center/World Bank International Training Program on Utility Regulation and Strategy from 2013 to 2017.
Project Management Professional Certificate, Project Management Institute
Masters in Regulation and Policy (Telecommunications), University of the West Indies
MSc. Communication Systems, Electrical / Computer Engineering, University of the West Indies
BSc. Electrical and Computer Engineering, University of the West Indies