Michelle Bruncks is a former educator, a linguist, cyclist, and world traveler. She grew up in the PNW, but as a dual citizen, calls both the US and Germany home. After 4+ years working abroad as a teacher, administrator, and advocate in language and outdoor schools, she has returned home to Portland. Michelle is passionate about providing aid and community to the world’s refugees and marginalized populations and has done so in her work with refugee communities abroad and in Portland through IRCO. Backpacking and cycle touring are very dear to her heart as a means of learning about other people and exploring our world. You can often find her working on her bike or off on a trail. Michelle is thrilled to work with Sail2Change and provide youth with the opportunity to test themselves and their abilities, and make lasting friendships.