Michelle Douenias is Senior Program Manager for Luce Scholars at the Henry Luce Foundation. In this role, she runs the day-to-day aspects of the Luce Scholars Program, the admissions process and oversees The Asia Foundation grant. Michelle's journey with the Luce Foundation began with her role as program assistant for both the Luce Scholars and the Clare Boothe Luce Programs, followed by a stint as program associate and event coordinator for Luce Scholars. Before joining the Luce Foundation in 1990, Michelle worked as a jewelry designer and briefly taught K–12th grade art. She earned her B.A. and teaching certificate in fine arts from Ohio Wesleyan University.
Beyond her work at the Luce Foundation, Michelle currently serves on the National Association of Fellowship Advisors Biennial Conference Foundations Subcommittee. Her commitment to community service is evident through her many volunteer roles in the Morris School District and local community. Notably, she served as a Board of Trustees member for the Morris Educational Foundation from 2013 to 2019.