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Michelle Shanks

Director of Finance & Operations
Michelle Shanks, a graduate of Southern Methodist University, came to Brandeis with over seventeen years of experience in independent school finance and operations. Prior to joining Brandeis in January 2021, Michelle worked as Director of Finance at The Wesley School in North Hollywood, CA, Controller/Business Manager at Marlborough School in Los Angeles, CA, and CFO at New Roads School in Santa Monica, CA. Most recently, Michelle has been consulting in the areas of finance and operations with independent schools and nonprofits. Michelle is a former board member of the California Independent School Business Officers Association. When not helping to support independent schools, you can find Michelle on the water, enjoying competitive sailing.