Michelle is a technology fellow with the Internet Freedom team.
She is a technologist and researcher obsessed with shifting systems and the interplay of technological, regulatory, and cultural change. Prior to joining Ford, she worked in technology futurism, open innovation, and strategy consulting, helping organizations and institutions across sectors adapt and thrive. Michelle's past work has included investigating the future of automation for the National Intelligence Council, advising non-profits on strategies to enhance the sustainability of their work, developing prize incentives to speed the path of translational research, and collaborating with Robert Wood Johnson Foundation and Apple to facilitate mobile mental health research.
At Ford, she helps to inform both strategy and tactics, with a perspective honed from systems thinking and human-centric technology analysis. She writes on Medium @michebox on ethics, long-term thinking, and the big picture. She holds an MA in Security Studies from the Naval Postgraduate School and a BA in Anthropology: Ecology, Evolution, and Environmental Biology from Barnard College, Columbia University.