Michelle Lee leads ITHAKA’s technology and content production teams. As the CTO of ITHAKA, she is responsible for creating and implementing the organization’s long-term technology vision while overseeing the organization’s engineering, architecture, infrastructure, and technical operations. 

Michelle has a track record of building high-performing cross-functional technical teams with a user-centric approach to design and implementation. She takes a holistic approach to technology leadership, combining her strong technical background with an in-depth understanding of business requirements and strategic implications. 

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Before joining ITHAKA, Michelle was VP of Engineering at Bloomberg Industry Group, where she was leading the product engineering organization building the company’s customer facing products. Previously, she held technology leadership roles at The College Board, GeoEye (now Digital Globe), and SAIC. She holds an MBA from Georgetown University and a PhD in information technology from George Mason University and serves on the organizing board of the DC CTO Club. 


Podcast: With Technology to Accessible Education with Michelle Lee

Imagine a world where people of all ages and walks of life, have access to similar knowledge, resources, and can gain new insights and skills, where everyone who wants to get an education is able to access and complete their degrees.

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