Michelle Shevin is a technologist, researcher, and strategist focused on shifting systems and the interplay of technological, regulatory, and cultural change. She is a Tech Fellow at the Ford Foundation, where she supports philanthropic strategy, social justice field-building, and grantees. Prior to joining Ford, she worked in tech futurism, open innovation, and strategy consulting, helping organizations, innovators, 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. Current interests include rewilding human systems, the application of microbiomatics to literally everything, algorithmic bias in the automation of public service delivery, and what chaos can tell us about non-causal convergence. 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.
Keywords: ethics, technology, equity, education, algorithmic bias, systems change, wicked problems, anthropology, health, civic tech