Michelle Quibell

Michelle is a self-starter, passionate, and collaborative freelance consultant working with philanthropy and non-profits at the intersection of strategy, learning, execution, and impact. She has over a decade of experience in social impact working on agriculture, energy and climate. Prior to starting Quibell Consulting LLC, Michelle worked at the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation for six years, most recently serving as the Senior Portfolio Officer for the Agricultural Development team. While there, she led strategy development and planning, operations and process improvement, partnership development, internal communications and knowledge management, and monitoring and learning initiatives. As a generalist, she sought to bridge technical teams for greater collaboration and more intentionally connect the strategy, grant development and management, monitoring and learning processes for improved adaptive management. Prior to the foundation, she worked as a Strategy Consultant for Accenture for 4 years delivering projects on customer experience and digital strategy, customer analytics and segmentation, and new product and service design for electric and gas utility clients. She also have experience in climate policy and advocacy at the Natural Resources Defense Council (NRDC). Michelle has an MBA and MS in Environmental Science from the University of Michigan (Go Blue!)and a BA in Environmental Studies from Yale University. She lives with her husband, two children, and dog in Seattle, WA.