Michelle Natividad Rodriguez
Senior Staff Attorney
National Employment Law Project (NELP)
Michelle Natividad Rodriguez is a senior staff attorney, leading NELP’s efforts to expand job opportunities for people with records through fair chance employment. She has provided legal and technical assistance for fair chance laws and policies to more than 100 jurisdictions, engaging stakeholders from grassroots organizers to policymakers. Natividad Rodriguez is the lead author of the seminal report, 65 Million Need Not Apply, and Unlicensed and Untapped, a recent report on removing barriers to state occupational licenses for people with criminal records.