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Michelle Priest

Innovation Analyst

Michelle brings design research, technology, and public sector communications experience to IPA’s innovation work. She is working with the team over the summer before starting a PhD program in Policy Analysis in the fall of 2019.

In her professional life, Michelle has run a design studio, helped launch Google+, and managed software development for the US military. A UCLA grad with Bachelor’s degrees in both Economics and Linguistics, Michelle believes design thinking can be used to address tough challenges in our connected world.

Outside of work, Michelle sings in local choirs and studies Buddhism.

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Since 2012, the City of Glendale has dramatically reduced staffing and spending. Our department was established to help City staff maintain exceptional service with reduced resources.