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Michelle Nirenstein is a wildlife advocate and her global passions include women's empowerement and conservation
FOUNDER, Trust Board Member

Michelle Nirenstein has been a wildlife advocate since childhood. Her global passions are cultural preservation, women's empowerment, and wildlife conservation. As founder of Mara Napa Camps & Conservation Center Michelle works on a volunteer, un-paid basis. In addition to being the major donor on this project, she has lent her design and space planning skills, and her time to build the 15 acre compound. Previous to her involvement with Mara Napa Camps & Conservation Center Michelle was Rotary Club president of the Woodside/ Portola Valley Rotary Club, supporting many international and local projects. She is currently a charter member of The Rotary Club for Global Action, an international E-club based in the United States. Michelle holds a bachelors degree in psychology and business and has enjoyed careers in new product development, commercial real estate, and fashion and interior design. She has owned and operated several successful businesses in the US but has turned her attention fully to Mara Napa Camps & Conservation Center since 2019. When not in the Maasai Mara, Michelle lives in Austin, Texas with her French Bulldog, Moo. She is the mother of two grown children, Parker and Madison, who are both entrepreneurs in the social media industry.

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