Wilneida Negrón most recently worked at the Ford Foundation, where she led cross-thematic area strategy development between the Gender, Race, Ethnic Justice, Technology and Society, Mission Investing, Future of Work(ers), and Civic Engagement Thematic areas, with a focus on helping labor movements deepen and leverage economic partnerships and movement-based partnerships. She is currently part of the Steering Committee Team for the Ford Foundation’s and Mozilla’s Public efforts to explore how to continue to foster the impact and sustainability of public interest technology projects in the US, Europe, and the Global South. She works on the frontlines of social change spaces, fostering new multi-issue and cross-sectoral approaches and solutions to our increasingly complex socio-technical world and serves as a strategic advisor, consultant, and capacity-builder to emerging and established national and global civil and human rights organizations.
She has a PhD in Comparative Politics, with a specialization in social and political implications of emerging technologies in East Asia and Latin America, a Masters in Public Administration, and an M.Phil. in International and Global Affairs. She is a lifelong fellow for Data & Society Research Institute and the Atlantic Fellows Program for Racial Equity.