Michelle Almeida's agency career was jumpstarted by MAIP and remains fueled by a combination of curiosity, creativity, and tenacity. She is currently an Account Executive at Anomaly, bringing her skillset and perspective to culturally relevant brands under the agency’s design and innovation umbrella. Prior to Anomaly, Michelle led account and experiential efforts on Nestlé Waters North America (Perrier and S.Pellegrino), Mars, Inc., Porsche Cars North America, and Mercedez-Benz. Michelle coaches young professionals across creative industries through MAIP, Women Who Create, and her undergraduate alma mater.
Michelle is a champion of diversity, who has served on ADCOLOR's Advisory Board since 2016 and is currently co-leading the FUTURES Planning committee. To be sure, her passion for diversity and culture extends beyond advertising – she freelances as a small business consultant to POC and women entrepreneurs, is a portrait photographer, and is a former Blog Editor for HerCulture, an online content platform dedicated to young women’s languages, traditions, customs, and cultures. In or out of the agency, Michelle commits to giving expression to marginalized storylines and supporting marginalized communities.
Michelle holds a B.A. in American Studies with a concentration in Latino/a Studies from Williams College. Her coursework focused on new media and the cultural reproduction of transnational, diasporic populations. She continues to volunteer for the Williams College Black Alumni Network and has been privileged to don our coveted Purple Cow mascot costume on special occasions.
A first-generation Cabo Verdean, Michelle speaks four languages (with Italian and French cued up!). In her free time, you can find Michelle re-reading her horoscope, re-watching Queen Sugar, and re-imagining life through an Instagram Story.