Michele Garnett McKenzie
Michele Garnett McKenzie is Advocacy Director at The Advocates for Human Rights. She directs policy advocacy and community and coalition engagement around The Advocates’ priority issues, including immigration and human trafficking.
Michele also leads the Discover Human Rights training initiative, the One Voice Minnesota monitoring project documenting the climate of welcome for newcomers to Minnesota, and (her favorite) the annual human rights booth at the Minnesota State Fair. Michele joined The Advocates in 1999 as a staff attorney and later managed the asylum, detention, and walk-in clinic projects. She graduated from the University of Minnesota Law School and Macalester College.