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Michelle Lo

Program Planning and Strategy Officer

Michelle Lo was named Program Planning and Strategy Officer in August 2023. She previously served as Irvine’s Program and Operations Analyst in 2022 and Program Strategy Analyst in 2020. She supports the Chief of Staff in strategy development and portfolio operations, and manages priority projects that cut across the Foundation.

Previously, she worked as a Strategy Consultant at Accenture Strategy as a project manager, growth strategist, and business development designer for clients ranging from technology firms to academic institutions.

Earlier in her career, she worked with the humanitarian organization World Vision and social entrepreneurship organization Ashoka, assessing and building sustainable impact efforts.

Born and raised in the Bay Area, Michelle holds a master’s degree in Global Affairs and a bachelor’s degree from Rice University and studied urban planning and social inequality through the School for International Training in Brazil, South Africa, and Vietnam.