Government Affairs Specialist, Microsoft
Michaela Berendt is a Government Affairs Specialist with Microsoft’s US Government Affairs team. A skilled fundraiser and engagement professional, she is excited to bring her skill set to the tech sector and engage with Microsoft’s executives, employees, and stakeholders.
Michaela joined Microsoft in December 2018 from Senator Maria Cantwell’s (D-WA) successful 2018 re-election bid where she worked as Deputy Finance Director, helping lead a team that raised over $11 million working on in-state and national events and donor outreach for the Senator. Prior to joining the finance team in Seattle, Michaela worked for Senator Cantwell in Washington, D.C.
Michaela graduated from Villanova University with honors. During her four years at Villanova, she competed in the Big East Conference for the Wildcat’s women’s volleyball program. She is involved in many local organizations.