Michele Blackwell is a Public Policy Manager for Uber Technologies, Inc., where she works on issues in states and cities in the Mid-Atlantic and South. In this role she advocates for innovative transportation policies, discusses modern approaches to working in the gig-economy, and develops critical relationships with community-based organizations. Recently, Michele worked to provide free rides to vaccine sites for vulnerable residents, essential workers, and restaurant workers in the region. Additionally, through her work at Uber, Michele has worked with the D.C. Office of the Attorney General to help local charities provide free rides to migrants seeking asylum in the United States.
Previously, Michele was the Deputy Director of Policy at the Democratic Attorneys General Association. Before that, Michele spent more than 7 years working on various legislative and policy initiatives at the D.C. Council. Michele is a member of the Maryland Bar, serves as the President of the Board of Directors for the GW Law Alumni Association, serves on the Board of Directors for D.C. Appleseed, and serves on the Associate Board for Everybody Wins DC, a literacy program that pairs public school students with reading mentors. She is a 2003 graduate of Hampton University and a 2012 graduate of the George Washington University Law School. She is a proud member of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc. and chairs her chapter’s Social Action Committee.