Fellow:Shalin Jyotishi

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Biography - Shalin Jyotishi

Shalin Jyotishi is a Senior Policy Analyst for Education and Labor at the think-tank New America and a Fellow at the World Economic Forum. His mission is to help companies, education providers, and policymakers build the best possible world of learning, decent work, and technological innovation for all.

He was previously the Assistant Director for Economic Development and Community Engagement at the Association of Public and Land-grant Universities (APLU), North America’s oldest presidents-led higher education association. He oversees APLU’s signature economic development strategy development program for higher education institutions, the Innovation and Economic Prosperity Universities program and serves as a core researcher in the areas of university workforce development, R&D innovation ecosystem, and public engagement.

Prior to joining APLU, Shalin held various science policy roles at the American Academy of Arts & Sciences, the nation’s oldest learned society and policy research center, and held a research appointment at the University of Michigan where he contributed to the 2nd edition of the book, Beyond Sputnik: U.S. Science Policy in the 21st Century. Having a penchant for entrepreneurialism, Shalin has also served as a consultant with the American Association for the Advancement of Science, Alfred P. Sloan Foundation, Innovation Associates, and the International Monetary Fund. Outside of his role at New America, Shalin also serves as the Chief Executive Officer of the Journal of Science Policy and Governance, Inc, an internationally-recognized non-profit organization and pee-reviewed publication dedicated to empowering students and early career researchers in the debate around science and technology policy.

Shalin’s work or commentary has appeared in media outlets such as Forbes, The Chronicle of Higher Education, InsideHigherEd, RealClearEducation, and IndustryWeek. He has been invited to speak before government, university, industry, philanthropy, and public audiences, nationally and internationally, at major venues that include the United Nations, the U.S. National Academies, the University Economic Development Association, and the National Academy of Inventors.

Recognized by the World Economic Forum as Global Shaper Impact Officer, Shalin fulfills his mission through a variety of leadership positions. He is a member of the International Economic Development Council’s Higher Education Advisory Committee, the United Nation's Major Group for Children and Youth’s Science-Policy Interface, the U.S. Youth Working Group to the United Nations, and the Foretell Ambassador Board of Georgetown University’s Center for Security and Emerging Technologies.

Shalin served as an editor of the Journal of Economic Development in Higher Education and the Education Policy and Law Review. He previously served on the national advisory boards of APLU’s Commission on Innovation, Competitiveness & Economic Prosperity, and on governance committees of the University Economic Development Association.

Shalin is a proud graduate of the University of Georgia, the birthplace of American public higher education and Arizona State University.

He lives in the Washington, DC area and enjoys spending free time with family, friends, and in the great outdoors. Shalin can be found on Twitter at @ShalinJyotishi. Learn more at www.shalinjyotishi.com.

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