Michelle has been a project manager at Manchester City Council for 10 years. She works in People, Policy and Reform and is currently the Project Co-ordinator of GrowGreen. Prior to this role, she managed Triangulum, another Horizon 2020 funded Smart City project focussed on energy and mobility. Michelle has an Msc. in Building Surveying and prior to working on European research projects, was a construction Project Manager within the Council working on the Building Schools for the Future Programme working specifically on sustainable design and community engagement. She also worked on the Education Funding Agency Priority School Building programme. Prior to joining Manchester City Council Michelle had a variety of professional experience in different sectors. She started her career as an Economics and Business Studies teacher, followed by a financial training role in the banking sector and latterly working as an education and skills advisor on a regeneration project for Rochdale Council.