Michele Austin is the Head of Policy at Twitter Canada. She works closely with government partners, policy stakeholders, advertisers and civil society to craft policies that respect the principles of an open internet while keeping conversations safe.
Michele brings more than 25 years of communications and policy experience to her role at Twitter. She has worked at the executive level in the public, non-profit and private sector. In 2006 she became the first female Chief of Staff at Industry Canada in the federal government.
Michele holds a Bachelor of Arts degree from the University of Waterloo and a Masters in Public Administration from Dalhousie University.
Michele works remotely for Twitter and lives in Ottawa with her family.