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As head of operations, Michelle keeps the trains running on time. Her attention to detail and execution enables Gaines Consulting to run efficiently and interface with clients smoothly.

With over 12 years of background in Urban Design, Michelle formerly served as a project manager for Freedman, Tung & Sasaki, a leading urban design firm based in San Francisco. Originally from Campinas, Brazil, Michelle came to the United States to pursue advanced degree work in landscape architecture at University of California Berkeley.

Michelle holds a bachelor’s degree in architecture and urbanism from Universidade Mackenzie, Sao Paulo, Brazil.