Ms. Michelle Steinberg, MS

Michelle Steinberg is a nutritionist and herbalist, as well as a documentary filmmaker, based in Oakland, CA.  She has a BA in Cultural Anthropology from Wesleyan University and an MS in Human Nutrition from the University of Bridgeport.  She completed a 3-year clinical training program at the Ohlone Center for Herbal Studies and received mentorship from the Director of the Northeast School of Botanical Medicine.
In 2009, she started Consultas Naturistas, a free Spanish bilingual holistic nutrition and herbal medicine clinic at Street Level Health Project (  The program serves low-income, uninsured clients with consultations on holistic nutrition and wellness, and provides free herbal teas, tinctures, and supplements.  Michelle received the American Herbalist Guild 2015 Award for Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion.  Her latest film, A PLACE TO BREATHE, explores immigrant and refugee experiences in the health care system, highlighting how communities use integrative practices to heal from trauma (