As a writer, multi-media artist, teacher, and community organizer, Michele has developed youth empowerment programs, led social justice-based campaigns, and utilized multi-media art & technology in strategic communications and critical narrative production. She has worked in a variety of settings including community organizations, non-profits, and classrooms. 

These are just some of key examples of my work experience. For a more detailed overview of my experience please view my entire resume here.  
Project Return Peer Support Network, Southern California
Peer Support Specialist, Spring & Summer 2014 
Khmer Girls in Action, Long Beach, CA

Cultural Historical Arts Coordinator, Jan. 2005 - June 2007

  • Conducted community outreach, strategic planning and campaigns development around reproductive justice and immigrant rights.

  • Led cultural arts programming for Southeast Asian high school-aged women, including the Tongues Afire creative writing and performance workshops and Third Eye Vision digital storytelling institute.

  • Worked with a team to develop and implement an academic support program for high school young women based on holistic empowerment models.



Center for Media Justice, Oakland, CA

Grassroots Media Activism Program Coordinator, 2007 - 2008

  • Led media justice campaigns, developed grassroots leadership program, and managed movement building activities on a local and national level.


UU College of Social Justice, Boston, MA

Experiential Learning Program Leader, 2014 - ongoing

  • Will co-lead/facilitate Just Journney and additional educational proramming, rooting learning in Social Justice framework and Unitarian Universalist principles. 



Center for the Study of Political Graphics, Los Angeles, CA

Getty Multi-Cultural Intern, Summer 2013





University of California, Los Angeles

Asian American Studies

& International Development, 1999 - 2003


Michele's dual degrees in Asian American Studies and International Development offers her an interdisciplinary foundation and global perspective on issues around social justice, communications, and community development. As a student and community leader she participated in the Asian Pacific Coaltion, Samahang Pilipino, and the Coalition for Peace & Justice and advocated for a variety of policy changes on campus including a hate crimes policy, more funding for outreach and retention in underrepresented communities, and a diversity requirement.


California State University, Long Beach

English Education Teaching Credential (43 credits) 

As a credential student in CSULB's College of Education, Michele's coursework includes digital rhetoric, critical pedagogy, creative writing & composition, as well as fieldwork in middle and high schools in the Long Beach and surrounding areas. Her scholarly interests include Electracy, participatory composition and digital communities. 




Grassroots Community Organizing: 
  • Facilitation
  • Campaign Development
  • Program Planning
  • Strategic Communications
  • Member Recruitment & Leadership Development
  • Base Building
Multi-Media Production:
  • Final Cut Pro
  • iMovie
  • Photoshop
  • Audacity
Online Engagement:
  • Prezi
  • Wix
  • Wordpress
  • Google Drive
Software Programs:
  • Microsoft Office
  • Adobe Photoshop
  • PowerPoint


  • CSULB CED Scholarships (2014)

  • PEN USA Access Scholarship for Emerging Writers (2014)

  • Manuel G. Flores Scholarship, Philippine American Writers’ Association (2013)

  • UCLA Extension Writers’ Program, Community Scholarship (2012)

  • CSULB College of Education Merit Scholarship (2012)

  • SUN Magazine Scholarship, Esalen Institute Writer's Retreat (Summer 2011)

  • Visual Communications’ Armed With a Camera Fellowship (2010-2011)

  • Undergraduate Keynote Speaker, UCLA Pilipino Graduation (2003)

  • Angie Kwon Memorial Scholarship (2002)

  • Philip Vera Cruz Memorial Scholarship (2002)

  • UCLA Pilipino Alumni Association Outstanding Junior Scholarship (2002)

  • UCLA 21st Century Undergraduate Scholarship (2002)

For more a more detailed overview of Michele Gutierrez's work experience and accomplishments, please view the GOOGLE DOC version of her resume.

English X 407.15, UCLA Extension, Writers Program,

Winter 2013 Erika Schickel’s Introduction to Memoir Workshop


N.V.M. Gonzalez Writers Workshop, University of Washington, Seattle,

Summer 2013 Peter Bacho’s Fiction and Creative Non-Fiction Workshop


English 404, California State University, Long Beach, Spring 2013

Suzanne Greenberg’s Advanced Creative Non-Fiction Workshop


English 205, California State University, Long Beach, Spring 2013

Tyler Dilt’s Introduction to Fiction Workshop


UCLA Extension, Writers Program, Winter 2012

Writer’s Studio: Unlocking the Writer Within with Rachel Kann


English X 401.49, UCLA Extension, Writers Program, Fall 2012

Alison Singh Gee’s Intermediate Creative Non-Fiction Workshop


Sun Magazine’s “Into the Fire” Writers Retreat, Big Sur, CA, October 2011


VONA/Voices Conference, University of California, Berkeley, June 2011

Faith Adiele’s Memoir Workshop


Visual Communications Armed With a Camera Fellowship, 2011

Mentorship with Ann KanekoStoryboarding with Mar Elepano

Final Cut Pro Intensive with Walt Louie

Camera and Lighting with Richard Briglia


The Undeniables Writer’s Workshop, Los Angeles, CA, 2009-2011









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