Michelle Nedashkovskaya

Policy Lead, YouTube

Michelle Nedashkovskaya is a disinformation specialist and leader in the online Trust & Safety space.  She is currently a Policy Lead at YouTube, bringing geopolitical expertise to global content policy.

Michelle began her career in the US federal government through Princeton University’s “Scholars in the Nation’s Service Initiative” (SINSI). She served as a policy adviser to the US Board Director at the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD), the US Mission to the United Nations, and the US Mission to the Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe (OSCE). 

After completing her Princeton thesis on the topic, Michelle spent years pursuing further research on disinformation and influence operations with the Empirical Studies of Conflict project and the Liechtenstein Institute at Princeton University. She has also served as a fellow with the Brooking Institution’s “Artificial Intelligence and Emerging Technology Initiative” and Schmidt Futures’ “International Strategy Forum.” 

Michelle earned her MPA and BA degrees from Princeton University, where she graduated summa cum laude.