Michaela Nakayama Shapiro

As part of the Global Engagement & Advocacy Team, Michaela supports GPD’s strategic engagement at global forums and processes on a range of digital tech policy topics. She also monitors the international policy environment and contributes to a number of advocacy outputs on behalf of GPD and its local and national partners.

Prior to joining GPD, Michaela served as a Young Global Professional at the Atlantic Council, where she worked on their Europe Centre team, providing research and logistical support on initiatives aiming to strengthen transatlantic relations. She previously served as a public policy fellow at the New York City Mayor’s Office where, as a Project Manager on a COVID-response task force, she drafted policy recommendations to support undocumented workers during the pandemic.

Michaela holds a BA in History from Northwestern University and a Master’s in Global Politics from the London School of Economics. Originally from Brazil, Michaela is a native speaker of Portuguese, fluent in French and proficient in Spanish.

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