Michelle Jensen Session
Principal, Operations & Strategy
Michelle Jensen Session is a principal at Kensington Investment Group, where she is primarily responsible for high level strategic planning and organizational development, as well as providing consult on the operations and human resources functions of Kensington Investment Group.
Prior to leading Kensington Investment Group, Michelle worked at the University of California, San Diego as the Equal Opportunity Compliance Specialist within the University Human Resources Department, providing high level analysis, University-wide program development and other equal opportunity and diversity management resources to over 20,000 staff employees. Michelle was recognized as a UC San Diego Diversity Champion in 2012 for her participation in the creation of the Culturally Competent Management Program and for her leadership as staff co-chair of the UC San Diego Advisory Council on the Status of Women. In a previous position with the UC San Diego Sustainability Solutions Institute, Michelle coordinated international research conferences in Venice, San Diego, Kyoto, and Cambridge, UK on the impacts of climate change on water availability in various regions of the world. She also contributed to program and organizational development, strategic planning, public relations and fundraising activities at Golden Care Academy, a nonprofit dedicated to providing vocational training to low income students who wished to enter the nursing field, and spent over five years working in hotels under the Loews Hotels and Intercontinental Hotel Group brands.
Michelle was born and raised in Pebble Beach, California and graduated from the University of California Santa Barbara. Her work philosophy has been consistently focused on communication, building bridges between different groups of people, and finding ways to create a dynamic environment where employees can come together to flourish.