Michelle Milford Morse (M3) is Vice President for Girls and Women Strategy. Previously Michelle was a member of the global health policy and advocacy team at the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation. Before joining the Gates Foundation, Michelle was a national spokesperson and public affairs director for the LIVESTRONG Foundation. She also served as press secretary and communications director for U.S. Congressman Lloyd Doggett. As a global development consultant Michelle has worked with the U.S. Fund for UNICEF, Sesame Workshop, the UBS Optimus Foundation, Johnson & Johnson, mothers2mothers, amFAR, ICRW, and the University of Texas. Michelle earned a Master of International Affairs and a Master of Public Health at Columbia University, and pursued her graduate research at the Rakai Health Sciences Program in Kalisizo, Uganda. She is a proud graduate of the University of Texas. (Hook 'em!) Michelle lives in Austin, Texas, where she is the chair of the board of the Ann Richards School Foundation.