Michelle is a licensed Forester. She finished her Bachelor of Science in Forestry, major in Forest Biotechnology from the University of the Philippines Los Baños and is currently taking her Master of Science in the same university.
Prior to joining the Museum, Michelle worked for the Foundation for the Philippine Environment, Quezon City as a Partnership Building Specialist; Philippine Disaster Recovery Foundation as forester; and the San Carlos Development Board, Inc. as an agroforestry management coordinator.
Michelle is skilled in environmental restoration work such as invasive removal, soil stabilization and erosion control, stream restoration, trail maintenance and volunteer management, and use of GPS and GIS for surveying and digital mapping.
Gojo Cruz PHP, Afuang LE, Gonzalez JCT, Tabaranza DGE, Alejado MD, Cajano MAO, Afuang DLE. 2016. Diversity and distribution of herpetofauna in Balesin Island, Polillo, Quezon, Philippines. Sylvatrop, The Technical Journal of Philippine Ecosystems and Natural Resources 25 (1&2): 37-56. [Download]
Hadsall AS, Alejado M, Larona AR, Lambio IAF. 2016. Strongylodon juangonzalezii, a remarkable new species of Strongylodon (Fabaceae) from Mulanay, Quezon Province, Philippines. PhytoKeys 73: 1–12. doi: 10.3897/phytokeys.73.10055 [Download]
Hadsall AS, Cajano MAO, Lambio IAF, Alejado M. 2015. A new distribution record of Hoya espaldoniana Kloppenburg, Siar & CAjano (Section Acanthostemma: Apocynaceae). Asia Life Sciences, Volume 24, Number 2, 469-476. [Download]