Health Policy Fellow
Michelle Carrera earned her MPH in Health Policy & Management at the UC Berkeley School of Public Health. As a Cal-IHEA Policy Fellow, Michelle led evidence briefings connecting policymakers, advocates and researchers on policies and strategies to promote health equity in California. Prior to graduate school, she provided direct service as a Case Worker with the International Rescue Committee where she coordinated health care and social services for immigrants and refugees in the Intensive Case Management program, helping them navigate healthcare and safety net systems in the United States. Michelle endeavors to harness her community level experiences and MPH training to inform health policy and advocacy initiatives, including improving Medicaid policy, addressing the social determinants of health, and improving access to care for low-income communities.