Michelle Dakin

Talent + Experience Lead

As a Talent + Experience Lead, Michelle works with IDEO.org's leadership team to keep our fast-paced organization running smoothly at all times.

Prior to joining IDEO.org, Michelle sharpened her operational and team coordination skills as a General Manager for various New York City restaurants. She also served as a Peace Corps volunteer in Madagascar, working to extend education to children in low-income communities.

Michelle holds a bachelor's degree in human development from Cornell University, and is passionate about the intersection of psychology, hospitality, and human-centered design. When Michelle is not at IDEO.org, you can find her gardening with her cat, Howard.

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