Michaela advises multinational companies on how to drive impact through human rights, sustainability, and multistakeholder collaboration. She specializes in the intersection of tech and human rights and covers the cross-industry implications of issues like privacy, security, and free expression.
She also supports the cross-industry Human Rights Working Group and Building Responsibly.
Before joining BSR, Michaela was awarded the CORO Fellowship in Public Policy, through which she drove cross-sector collaboration among government, business, labor, and nonprofit organizations. She has also done field research in West Africa to examine the use of mobile phones and educational apps by women-led microfinance and savings groups. She has additional experience with an international policy firm helping companies open, access, and expand into international markets in the food, beverage, and agriculture sectors. She is proficient in French.
Michaela holds a B.A. in International Relations and a B.A. in Economics from University of California, Davis.
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