Michelle Ancil (she/her) raises the profile of NJAIJ's core issues by crafting and managing all facets of our communications. Ancil graduated from Rutgers-New Brunswick's Bloustein School where her studies focused on policy making and the impact it has on the health outcomes of immigrant populations. She brings past communications experience from Rupande Mehta's State Senate campaign and as a former NJAIJ intern.
  • As the child of immigrants, immigrant justice to me is rooted in the belief that all individuals deserve the right to safety, freedom, and respect, no matter what. It's empowering to know that at the Alliance, I have the privilege to stand in solidarity with communities like mine and fight for protections for ALL New Jerseyans. 

  • My favorite NJAIJ memories come from conducting our Member Spotlights each month. It gives me the opportunity to meet so many of our amazing members, learn their stories, and what draws them to immigrant justice. I've had the opportunity to speak to so many role models along the way and understand the aspects of social justice from different points of view each time. 

  • My favorite book to date is "East of Eden" by John Steinbeck. It's a classic novel that taught me about the ways that love can show itself in different familial dynamics, and it's one of the most poetic books I've ever read.