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With over a decade of experience in both public and private sectors, Michelle Hacunda has cultivated a robust background in Communications and Marketing. Her expertise spans diverse industries, including financial services, higher education, and biotechnology. A proud Emerson College graduate with a master's in Communication Management, Michelle seamlessly blends academic knowledge with practical insights gained in the field.

During her tenure at MilliporeSigma, the life science business of Merck KGaA of Darmstadt, Germany, Michelle managed internal, external, and executive communications for a global workforce of 4,000+ employees. Currently, she leverages her extensive experience to expertly shape organizational stories through strategic content development and social media management at her own marketing and communications agency, Michelle Hacunda Consulting. In her role, Michelle collaborates with global clients, focusing on the healthcare sector, including medical devices, digital health, biotech/pharmaceuticals, as well as the edtech space. This strategic focus allows her to bring her experience to industries at the forefront of innovation.

Beyond her entrepreneurial endeavors, Michelle is committed to nurturing the next generation of communicators. Her instructional repertoire includes courses in Digital Storytelling and Online Content Strategy, showcasing her passion for staying abreast of evolving communication trends. 

Her Instagram handle is @michelle.hacunda and professional profile can be found on LinkedIn



B.A., Bridgewater State University
M.A., Emerson College

Areas of Expertise

  • Communication Studies
  • Digital Media
  • Health Communications
  • Integrated Marketing
  • Marketing Communication
  • Social Media