Community Fellow, Code for America
Michelle Jones is a second-year doctoral student in American Studies at New York University. Formerly incarcerated, she is passionate about helping others like herself successfully create their best lives. She is the board chair of Constructing Our Future, a reentry alternative created by incarcerated women in Indiana. Michelle is a 2017-18 Beyond the Bars fellow, a 2017-18 Research Fellow at Harvard University, and a 2018-19 Bearing Witness Fellow with Art for Justice, 2019 Right of Return Fellow and a 2019-20 Mural Arts Fellow. Michelle is a playwright, visual and performance artist.