Michelle Brownstein Horowitz serves as Campus Director, UNC Chapel Hill. In this role, Michelle guides NC Hillel's flagship Hillel in strategy, development, and university and community relations. She has been with NC Hillel for eight years, previously serving as Associate Director, UNC Chapel Hill. In this capacity, she oversaw UNC Hillel's student engagement, programming, and student leadership development.
Michelle grew up in Western New York (NOT upstate) and went to American University in Washington, DC, earning her B.A. in Communications, Law, Economics and Government. After graduating she worked in political communications and ran a dropout prevention program in the DC public schools. She then moved to Madison, WI where she earned her M.S. in Curriculum and Instruction with a focus on Multicultural Education at the University of Wisconsin - Madison.
While in her Master’s program, Michelle particularly enjoyed teaching an Introduction to Communications class for first-year students, inspiring her to pursue a career in Higher Education, and leading her to the opportunity to work at Hillel and combine her enthusiasm for supporting college students with her passion for Jewish education.
In her free time Michelle likes to spend time with her husband and twin 3-year old sons as well as run and make jewelry.