I am a storyteller, designer and researcher. 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 (focus in nonfiction filmmaking) 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 academic journals and presented at international conferences.

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Email: michelle.ng.560@gmail.com
LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/michellemng/