Michelle Larotta was born in Colombia, then came to Miami as a child and has lived here ever since. She graduated from Florida International University with a B.A. in Economics. Inspired by several classes she took at FIU, Michelle developed a keen interest in the effects of economic growth on the natural environment and since then, she knew she wanted to work for an environmental organization. At The Everglades Foundation, Michelle serves as an Administrative Assistant, fostering smooth and efficient day-to-day office operations. In her spare time, you can find Michelle at the beach with friends, having a movie night, or working on her thrift Instagram where she gives tips and tricks for a successful thrift-shopping haul.