Michaella has more than 25 years of experience focused on integrating the right sustainable solutions for a multitude of project types. She has worked for a broad range of clients—from Federal agencies, to state agencies, to universities, healthcare organizations, private companies and developers. She leads HDR’s Office of Sustainability, focusing on adding value to projects through sustainability, and overseeing the firm’s emissions reduction initiative. Michaella is a Fitwel Ambassador, LEED Fellow and Envision Sustainability Professional. She was formerly on the Institute for Sustainable Infrastructure (ISI) Board of Directors and currently chairs the Envision Review Board—the primary Envision decision-making body. She is also a member of the Fitwel Advisory Council. Michaella has worked on over 20 LEED projects, written sustainable guidelines for government agencies and organizations, trained over 3,500 people in various aspects of sustainability, and integrated sustainability into multi-million dollar infrastructure projects, many of which are verified under the Envision sustainable infrastructure framework. She is also a Fitwel Health & Wellness Ambassador and is responsible for overseeing the integration of Fitwel criteria into HDR’s own offices. She is currently focusing on the integration of sustainability, resiliency and health & wellness issues into medium to large-scale infrastructure projects. As a strong proponent of matching sustainable strategies to the goals and characteristics of each project, she has worked closely with a multitude of clients to balance environmental, economic, and social equity goals. Her aptitude for leadership, innovation, and integration have led clients in all industry sectors to the successful completion of projects that have benefits such as reduced environmental impact, increased productivity, improved quality and reduced operations and maintenance expenditures.