Michelle Wein is the Director of Research and Regional Initiatives for the Workforce Intelligence Network (WIN) of Southeast Michigan. In this role, she is responsible for co-managing the research team as well as developing and enhancing creative data analysis methodology for the various research projects for WIN.
Prior to joining the WIN team, Michelle worked for the State of Michigan as an Economic Analyst focused on monitoring economic growth in the West and Northwest regions of Michigan. Her workforce research focused extensively on the impact of skilled trades and apprenticeships on Michigan’s economy, as well as the changing and growing roles of women in the labor force. Before her role at the State of Michigan, Michelle spent four years living in Washington, D.C., where she had various roles within the federal government and non-profit sector focused on international trade policy analysis and intellectual property rights protection. Her work has been featured in International Economy, Forbes, Ottawa Citizen, Huffington Post, PC Magazine and The Hill, among others.
Michelle is a Michigan native, and holds a Bachelor’s Degree of Science with Honors in Economics and Mathematics from the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor, and a Master’s of Public Policy from Georgetown University in Washington, D.C.