Michelle Kirkman is an international affairs professional with extensive experience creating data-driven messaging, communications, and outreach plans.
Michelle is part of the kglobal team supporting the U.S. Navy Chief of Information at the Pentagon where she conducts research and develops assessments to measure the impact of communications efforts and campaigns.
She recently graduated from The Fletcher School at Tufts University with a Master of Arts in Law and Diplomacy, where she focused on public international law and human security, and wrote her Master’s thesis on the humanitarian and security implications of offensive peacekeeping operations in the Democratic Republic of Congo and Côte d’Ivoire.
While in graduate school, she interned at the Center for Civilians in Conflict, where she researched strategies for the protection of civilians in UN peacekeeping missions in Africa.
Previously, Michelle was an Analyst at Lincoln Park Strategies, a Washington DC-based public opinion research firm. She provided research and strategic advice to non-profits, advocacy organizations, and political candidates to identify and target voters, develop messaging, and implement communications strategies.
She has also worked at Greenberg Quinlan Rosner Research, where she provided quantitative and qualitative research to political campaigns in Latin America and the Caribbean, and was a Field Organizer on a Virginia State Senate campaign where she helped implement a successful grassroots field operation.
Michelle graduated from Middlebury College with a BA in International Studies. While in college, Michelle studied abroad in France and Spain and is proficient in both French and Spanish.