Michelle Kraus

Veteran of the political blogging community

Dr. Michelle Kraus is a veteran of the political blogging community writing on regulatory and political issues concerning the economy, environment, social change, innovation and technology. She pioneered the earliest social network and platform for politics, and is often referred to as a “Ninja” working behind the scenes to build communities, craft messaging and reach out to activists with new and innovative technologies. Covering the Clinton Global Initiative in 2007, Dr. Michelle started the “quiet voices” series illuminating the monumental work of many of the participants across the globe who are quietly affecting change in health care and poverty alleviation. Invited to help with the grassroots outreach for the Dali Lama and the human rights community, she has covered the initiatives at

Dr. Kraus is a noted political strategist, technology executive and expert witness on social networks. Through her global consulting practice – Technology & Politics, she leverages new media and crisis management together with new technologies. Her work provides her with a rare and invaluable insight into the intersections of regulation, policy and technology. She is an experienced Internet executive who has built large companies, created profitable divisions within large companies and founded start-up ventures. She holds a doctorate from Carnegie-Mellon University, a MA from the University of Michigan and a BA from Rutgers University (Douglass College). Michelle was the curator of all things Allen Ginsberg, has published two books, and written for many news outlets and publications. She speaks nationally on politics, technology and innovation.