Michelle Adames-Sucameli

Michelle Adames-Sucameli

Acting Deputy Director, CSM Stand
Africa, Americas, Asia, Middle East & North Africa, Civil Society, Gender Equality & Inclusion, Governance, Media, Technology

Michelle Adames-Sucameli is the Acting Deputy Director for CSM Stand and a Project Director for IREX's Information and Media Practice. 

In this role, Michelle oversees civil society and media projects around the globe working alongside civil society and media partners to bolster independent media capacity, strengthen information ecosystems, and support resilience to manipulative information in closed and closing spaces. 

Prior to joining IREX, Michelle accumulated years of experience providing technical and project management expertise for civil society and media projects around the world. With her experience supporting journalists, civil society leaders, and media institutions, Michelle’s projects have worked with women, youth, displaced persons, refugees, returnees, LGBTQIA+ populations, as well as conflict and post-conflict affected populations to address gender and human rights, political participation, social inclusion, countering disinformation, and freedom of expression, in closed and closing spaces through a civil society and media lens. 

Michelle holds a bachelor's in anthropology and a master's in global policy studies with a focus in cybersecurity, counterterrorism, and conflict resolution from Rutgers University.