About

Part researcher.
Part storyteller.
Part designer.

 
In the office.

In the office.

I use participatory action research methods to gain insight into the social impacts of climate change and public health. I use digital storytelling to communicate them. I use human-centered design and technical skills to co-design solutions and engage civic society.

I graduated from Harvard University in 2018 with majors in Visual and Environmental Studies and Computer Science. I am currently based out of Colombo, Sri Lanka, where I specialize in participatory communications at the International Water Management Institute.

I have experience writing about biomedical research (The Jackson Laboratory), reporting for the Harvard Crimson, supporting student-led activism for food and water security (Maru-a-Pula School, Botswana), designing and developing civic technology (UCSD Design Lab), researching the usability of mobile mental health apps (Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center) and producing a film about access to health care in northeastern Madagascar. My work has been screened by the World Bank and World Health Organization, exhibited in art shows, published in a medical journal and presented at an international conference.

See me on paper here. Say hello at michelle.ng.560(at)gmail.com. Let’s work together. :)