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Michelle Cheripka
Communications & Content Manager

Michelle Cheripka (she/her) is the Communications & Content Manager at OEDP. She is passionate about environmental justice, interdisciplinary collaboration, and community building. Through her work with OEDP, she aims to uplift the personal lived experiences that lie within datasets to advocate for systemic change. Most recently, she completed her master’s in the Sociology of Media & Culture at the University of Cambridge, where she conducted research on storytelling devices in popular culture that inform cultural understandings around climate action. Before Cambridge, she worked as an independent producer for film, web series, podcasts, and other new media, in addition to working with producers at Universal Television, Marvel Studios, STX Films, and Columbia University’s Media Lab, among others, on a variety of tv series, commercials, documentaries, Facebook Live series, and feature films. Find her at michelle@openenvironmentaldata.org.


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