Michelle Wright is the policy manager at the Drug Policy Alliance, where she works to implement statewide policies that reframe the narrative around regulating drug use. By actively partnering with state-based organizations, she is committed to working towards criminal justice reform, strategizing on best movement building practices, and tackling racial inequities that have decimated communities of color.
Prior to joining the Drug Policy Alliance, Michelle worked at the intersections of anti-Black, social justice and queer advocacy, as a trainer, organizer and advocate. She has facilitated public narrative trainings, implemented non-violent direct actions and has trained at national conferences.
A California native, with deep-seeded roots in Oakland, Michelle has seen firsthand the devastating results of the war on drugs and is ready to use her expertise to contribute to the dynamic organizational landscape at DPA.