Michelle C. Atalig

Michelle C. Atalig is the Special Advisor to the Secretary, Department of Public Lands (DPL), Saipan, and the Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands. In her Advisor capacity Michelle provides recommendations for departmental effectiveness, identifies areas requiring improvements, and drafts and reviews correspondence for legislation, memos, letters to clients, press releases for local media, and public outreach material. Michelle is also the coordinator for the CNMI Comprehensive Public Land Use Plan Update which requires coordination with the contractor, public agencies, and non-government organizations. Michelle also compiles DPL's annual report, coordinates tasks on behalf of DPL management, and performs other complex duties as they are assigned. Michelle is a recent graduate of the Pacific Century Fellows- Marianas Chapter 2017 Cohort and is an active member of the Marianas Young Professionals. Michelle uses these platforms to volunteer her time to special causes by collaborating with other organizations and non-profits. Prior to her time at DPL, Michelle resided in San Diego, California, where she was employed as an Associate Personnel Analyst at the City of San Diego. Before her employment with the City, Michelle earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Business Management with a concentration on Human Resource Management from San Diego State University. Michelle was also Vice President and an active member of SDSU's SHRM chapter.


Other Participants of ELDP Pacific Class of 2019

Antonnette Odeurengul Merur
Cheryl-Ann Udui
Crystal Simanu
Erick Paul
Francyne Wase-Jacklick
Holden Nena
Isabela Silk
Janice E. Castro
John Camacho Jr.
Julie K. Sigrah
Katrina Hunkin-Seumanutafa
Laurence Edwards, II
Maybelline Andon-Bing
Mitaro I. Simina
Patricia Coleman
Peteru K. Lam Yuen
Pilivesburg Salanoa
Rodalyn May A. Gerardo
Roxalyn Kaminanga
Ryan Camacho
Shaun Suliol
Sherlyn Reynold
Sunny O. Ngirmang
TaAnn Kabua-Demapan
Travis Carbon
Vallynna Gippin
Wisney Nakayama

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