U.S. PIRG Staff

Michelle Surka
Tax and Budget Advocate

Michelle Surka is a Tax and Budget Advocate with US PIRG, based in Boston. She works primarily to increase government agency transparency regarding settlement agreements signed with corporations accused of wrongdoing. She also assists in the publication of US PIRG’s annual Following the Money report, which examines state budget transparency. She conducts research, speaks with media, and builds support amongst a broad array of organizations to move forward on these issues. She has been interviewed on public radio and appeared in publications such as USA Today and the Wall Street Journal. Michelle graduated from Wellesley College with a degree in International Relations. She has also interned with Corporate Accountability International and Massachusetts Peace Action, where she worked to represent the public interest in issues like international tobacco control and nuclear weapons proliferation respectively.


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