Michelle Shaffie is Co-Chair of the Grants and Awards Committee. She is an Assistant Public Defender at the Sacramento County Public Defender's Office, Juvenile Division. Currently, she is the juvenile justice attorney for a pioneering legal program that provides holistic representation to youth who have experienced extensive trauma. She received her J.D. from the University of Southern California (USC) Gould School of Law, and earned her undergraduate degrees in International Relations and Spanish from the University of California, Davis. In her spare time, Michelle enjoys traveling, hiking, attending concerts, and reading.