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Michelle Alvarez

A native of New York City, Michelle fell in love with the sanctuary as a volunteer in 2008. She joined the staff soon after, and for over 13 years, served as Outreach Manager and Director of Outreach & Special Events. Among her many tasks were planning and executing the organization’s signature events and representing CAS at national conferences, public and private events, etc. Before realizing her profound love for animals, Michelle was a social justice lawyer for nearly a decade at the Natural Resources Defense Council, Alternatives for Community & Environment, and The Center for Reproductive Rights. In her spare time, Michelle loves parenting and fostering rescued cats, enjoying craft beverages, and hiking in search of waterfalls. Michelle is serving our board as the secretary.