Michelle is an occupational therapist and community development enthusiast. She received her Master of Science in occupational therapy from the University of Toronto in 2016, where she was involved with the International Centre for Disability and Rehabilitation (ICDR) as co-chair of ICDR's students group. She remains involved with ICDR as the co-chair of ICDR's communications branch. She has training in Participatory Action Research (PAR) methodologies and is a firm believer in the sustainable development credo, "Nothing about us without us!" She also has clinical placement experience living and working in Trinidad engaging in school-based occupational therapy practice from a community development perspective. At the intersection of occupational therapy and sustainable development lies the concept of enablement - the idea that the best way to make positive change in the world is to help people and communities gain the skills, abilities, and confidence needed to help themselves. 

Contact Michelle: michelle@photographerswithoutborders.org

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