Thanks to support from our many wonderful donors and members, we are able to hire a part-time Program Coordinator—our first staff member!—for the next six months with the hope of growing our fund development to make this a permanent position. This position will assist the Board in managing communications and projects for Mode Shift Omaha. We had several very strong applicants for the position.
Michaela is committed to improving public transportation options in Omaha, by working to build a more sustainable, more affordable, and healthier city for everyone. She is passionate about bringing positive changes to Omaha by promoting inclusive growth and equal opportunities, inspiring civic engagement, and supporting the local entrepreneur and creative class.
Michaela is happy to reside in her hometown of Omaha again and brings fresh perspective from living and working in 12 global cities over the last six years, including three years in Africa, Latin America, and South America. Michaela’s professional background is in developing international sustainable travel programs, managing content for community development projects, and building and maintaining partnerships with social enterprises and nonprofit organizations. She is a program and project manager, writer, and educator in sustainable community development. In addition to her position with Mode Shift Omaha, Michaela works for the Refugee Empowerment Center (we see great opportunities for building partnerships!) and founded and owns World Essence Travel, a sustainable travel company.
We are looking forward to the work Michaela will do to grow Mode Shift Omaha’s impact!