Michelle Garcia-Navarro

Michelle Garcia-Navarro has extensive and varied experience in a range of graduate school programs at large public and private institutions. In her current position as the Director of Admissions and Financial Aid at the UCLA Fielding School of Public Health, she is responsible for school-wide recruiting, outreach, admissions and financial support initiatives for the school’s graduate students. Michelle works with students at all stages of their educational path and is committed to providing an outstanding experience to prospective and current students through holistic evaluation of their needs. She aims to educate and empower students to confidently make decisions on their graduate school options and on available funding mechanisms.

Prior to this position, Michelle worked at the UCLA Anderson School of Management as Associate Director for a field-studies program pairing fully-employed MBA students with international technology companies. Her university experience also includes admissions and student services roles at the Shidler College of Business at the University of Hawaii at Manoa and at the Fels Institute of Government at the University of Pennsylvania.


  • MPA, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA
  • MA, American University, Washington, D.C.
  • BA, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA