Michelle Rakshys, Mensa Foundation Trustee

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Appointed as Trustee in 2020, Michelle Rakshys is also the Scholarship Chair for Mensa of Western Washington, judging applications and essays for Mensa Foundation scholarships.

“Reading all of those scholarship essays every single year was just so impactful and helped me understand the impact these scholarships have on students,” she said.

Michelle is the Senior Program Manager for Global Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion at Amazon, where she manages strategy, budget, and programs for the retail organization. She also is Vice President of the Global Board of Women@Amazon, overseeing more than 70 global chapters and more than 17,000 members, and she volunteers for the Grace Hopper Celebration, an annual conference of 25,000 women in tech.

Michelle has a bachelor’s in mass communication from King’s College, a master’s of music business from New York University, and a certificate in project management from the University of Washington. She tweets @michelleisbusy.