Michelle Milford Morse

Michelle has worked on global health and development issues with a range of UN, private sector, and civil society partners, including the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, Livestrong, UNICEF USA, Sesame Workshop, the UBS Optimus Foundation, Johnson & Johnson, mothers2mothers, amFAR, ICRW, and The University of Texas. Michelle also served as the press secretary and communications director for U.S. Congressman Lloyd Doggett.

She was the Director of Public Affairs & Communication for Livestrong, where she worked to raise awareness of cancer survivors’ issues, including helping launch the famous WEARYELLOW wristband campaign with Nike. 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 at Austin.

Michelle lives in Austin, Texas, where she is the United Nations Foundation’s Vice President for Girls and Women Strategy. She leads the Foundation’s efforts to promote gender equality and the rights and agency of all girls and women, working in collaboration with the United Nations (UN) and its partners. She is also the chair of the board of the Ann Richards School Foundation.