Michelle Shevin

Senior Program Manager, Technology and Society

Ford Foundation

Michelle Shevin is a Senior Program Manager with the Technology and Society team at the Ford Foundation.

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.

At Ford, she helps to inform both strategy and tactics, with a perspective honed from systems thinking and human-centric technology analysis. She manages the Public Interest Technology Catalyst Fund, a historic investment in cross-sector infrastructure to center public interest values in the design, development, deployment and maintenance of technology systems across sectors.

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.