A portrait headshot of Vanessa Michel

Vanessa Michel joined the ACLU of Colorado in April 2017. She currently serves on the Womxn’s March Denver Board of Directors and previously worked as the Special Projects Manager at Artforum International Magazine in New York. Vanessa was part of a six-person working group comprised of state and national immigration communications leaders that produced the guidebook The Ultimate Messaging Guide to Winning the Immigration Narrative and was a guest presenter at The Opportunity Agenda's Narrative Research Lab. Vanessa holds a Bachelor’s degree in Fine Art and Literature from the University of North Texas and was a 2003 Yale University resident fellow. Her volunteer experience includes the San Diego Council on Adult Literacy and Comida Para Vida. She has exhibited her artwork at Columbia University and galleries and museums across the country. She currently lives in Denver with her husband and their two dogs.