Based in TICAS’ Washington, D.C., office, Michele Streeter works on federal policy issues related to higher education access, affordability, and success. Her work focuses specifically on strengthening the Pell Grant program, improving the student loan system, and ensuring higher education is accessible and affordable for all students, including underrepresented students of color and low-income students. Prior to joining TICAS, Michele worked as the director of external affairs and communications for Education Finance Council (EFC), where she advocated for increased investments in grant aid, college access programs, and student-centered improvements to higher education financing and student loan repayment. Before EFC, Michele worked for the American Battlefield Trust, where she developed and implemented successful federal and state-based advocacy and communications campaigns related to historic preservation. Michele has a B.A. in history from Gettysburg College.