Michelle Ribeiro recently finished her Master degree in International Studies and Diplomacy at SOAS, University of London, funded by the British FCO, through a Chevening Scholarship.

Her research, supervised by Mr. Ewan Lawson, Senior Research Fellow for Military Influence at the Royal United Services Institute (RUSI), examined the challenges presented by the blurring effects of conflicts in the cyberspace.

Following her graduation, the Foreign Policy Magazine and the Harvard Belfer Center Cyber Security Project selected Michelle as one of the 25 next leaders in cybersecurity and invited her to take part in the 2017 Future Diplomats Peace Game in Abu Dhabi.

Formerly an IT Executive, she acted as a Tech Policy Advisor for governmental initiatives and have contributed to publications and conferences worldwide. Michelle is also involved in different open source organisations such as the Linux Foundation and the Debian Project.