Michelle Natividad

Deputy Chief Program Officer

(510) 663-5705 ext. 5705
Oakland, California Office

Areas of Expertise

Criminal Records and Employment


Michelle joined NELP in 2010. Since December 2017, she has served as deputy chief program officer, and she previously worked on eliminating unfair barriers to employment of people with criminal records as part of NELP’s fair chance hiring team.

Before joining NELP, Michelle was a senior staff attorney at Public Advocates, a non-profit legal advocacy organization, where she advocated for low-income communities and people of color primarily in the area of educational equity.


J.D., Columbia Law School
B.A., University of Texas at Austin

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