Michelle Hrvat

Deputy Executive Director and Co-founder

Why she is a part of U!Shine Vienna

U!Shine Vienna is a space she has been longing for ever since she came to Vienna. Depression, anxiety, and panic attacks have been with her since she was 15 and these issues intensified when she began her new life in Vienna. Private counseling, and group therapy has helped her a lot throughout the years.

Knowing there is a community that welcomes people unconditionally and provides resources and support for the difficult moments in life is reassuring to her. U!Shine Vienna is a movement she naturally connects with, and enjoys how she can utilize her passions and skills in the community!

What brings her joy?

Baking, baking, baking! Also sweet animals, exploring new lands, hot cocoa, and chilling at home with her husband watching a good TV series.

More about Michelle

Michelle is from the USA and has a strong interest in the healing arts. She is a woman with many passion-projects and enjoys following through with her goals. She also has a secret love for fashion, and likes to read in her free time. Michelle also writes for her blog American in Vienna.

How does she take care of her mental and emotional health?

Setting boundaries with social media, writing, practicing meditation / breathing awareness, yoga, walking, and talking with close family and friends.

To connect

Connect & follow Michelle's Vienna adventures on Facebook.