Joint Venture Profiles

Each month, Joint Venture profiles a member of the board or other project leader from the Silicon Valley landscape, featured here and in Valley Vision, Joint Venture's monthly newsletter. Please enjoy meeting the people behind the headlines and learning more about them.

Meet Michele Young

Senior Management Analyst, Recycling and Waste Reduction, County of Santa Clara

When Michele Young served as a volunteer in the Peace Corps in Africa, she discovered a key inspiration for her life’s work. There, farmers faced ongoing drought, making do with a mere eleven inches of rainfall each year. “It gave me perspective about conserving resources,” says Young, who has worked in the agriculture and solid waste industries for over 30 years.

Young’s CV tells the story of a person who ... Read more


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