Michelle Moghtader

Co-Founder, Shared_Studios

Michelle Moghtader is a Co-Founder and the Director of Global Development Shared Studios-- a multidisciplinary arts, design and technology collective that created Portals. Portals are gold spaces equipped with immersive audiovisual technology. When you enter a Portal, you come face-to-face with someone in a distant Portal live and full-body, as if in the same room. Previously, she was a multi-media journalist based in the Middle East. She has written for Reuters, CNN, The Huffington Post and Energy Intelligence Group. She worked as as a community organizer for the 2008 Obama Campaign and at the National Iranian American Council where she empowered citizens to become active members of their civil society. Michelle graduated from the University of Virginia and received her master’s degree from the Columbia University's School of International and Public Affairs. She speaks Persian, French and Spanish.

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