Michell McIntyre is the policy director for the Center for Science and Democracy at the Union of Concerned Scientists. In her role, she coordinates the Center’s policy strategies, and helps align UCS research, supporter and member engagement, and government affairs for the greatest impact on advancing science-based policymaking.
Prior to joining UCS, Ms. McIntyre worked for Earthjustice, leading their campaign on equal access to justice and directing a team of lobbyists and litigators. Ms. McIntyre has also served as manager for the Coalition for Sensible Safeguards with Public Citizen, working to get quality science-based public protections passed and fighting off attacks on the US regulatory system, and as the Outreach Director for Labor and Workers Rights with the National Consumers League. Before entering the nonprofit sector, Michell was a political consultant for various progressive candidates and organizations including Sierra Club, Women's Voices Women Vote, American Federation of Teachers, and the AFL-CIO.
She earned a BA in political science and communications from Susquehanna University, where she served on the Board of Directors for the Susquehanna Valley Women in Transition, a domestic violence shelter.