Michelle WilsonDirector of Evaluation and Learning, National Fund for Workforce Solutions
Michelle has served as the Director of Evaluation and Learning at the National Fund for Workforce Solutions since January 2019. She leads and directs the National Fund’s partnership with PolicyLink, a national research and action institute advancing racial and economic equity, and the Advancing Workforce Equity project, a multi-year collaboration between the National Fund, National Equity Atlas, and Burning Glass Technologies. Under Michelle’s guidance and expertise, a theoretical and practical framework for data-driven equitable workforce strategies was developed and implemented for targeted populations in Boston, Chicago, Dallas, San Francisco, and Seattle.
With over 20 years of experience, Michelle is a sought-after Workforce Equity subject matter expert and a regular speaker at industry conferences, workshops, and podcasts. She is an active member of the American Evaluation Association, National Association for Practicing Anthropologists, Society for Applied Anthropology, and the Council for the Study of Community Colleges.
Michelle earned a doctorate in adult and community college education from North Carolina State University, a master’s degree in applied anthropology from the University of Maryland, and a bachelor’s degree in sociology and anthropology from North Carolina A&T State University.