Michele Jolin is the CEO and Co-Founder for Results for America. Michele also is a Senior Fellow at the Center for American Progress. Michele was appointed in 2010 to be a Member of President Barack Obama’s White House Council for Community Solutions. Michele served as a Senior Advisor for Social Innovation at the White House under President Obama, where she designed and launched the first Social Innovation Fund. Prior to that she was a member of President Obama’s Presidential Transition Team, where she helped create the White House Office of Social Innovation and Civic Participation and the new Obama Administration’s social innovation policy agenda. Before joining the White House, Michele led the Presidential Transition Project at the Center for American Progress and co-edited the book Change for America: A Progressive Blueprint for the 44th President. Michele also was a senior vice president at Ashoka, a global foundation that invests in social entrepreneurs in more than 50 countries around the world. In the Clinton Administration, Michele served as the Chief of Staff for President Clinton’s Council of Economic Advisers for CEA Chairs Joseph Stiglitz and Janet Yellen. She also worked for Sen. Barbara Boxer (D-CA) on the Senate Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs Committee. Michele has a BA from University of Wisconsin, an MSc from the London School of Economics and a JD from the University of Virginia. She lives in Washington, DC with her husband and their 3 children.
Q & A
What draws you to the work of America Achieves?
The team. The vision. The urgent need to invest in young people in order for America to be globally competitive over the long-term.
What do we most need to focus on to improve the lives of America’s youth?
Better understanding what young people need to succeed and investing resources in what works.