Michael Prebil is a policy analyst with the Center on Education & Labor at New America (CELNA), having joined the Education Policy program in September 2016 as an intern with CELNA and the Higher Education team. He supports CELNA’s research and advocacy across a wide range of initiatives pertaining to apprenticeship, federal and state workforce policies, worker power, and sector-specific concerns such as cybersecurity workforce development. His primary areas of interest are education models that prepare learners to succeed in further higher education and at work, and opportunities to repair the deteriorating conditions of working life in America.
Prior to joining New America, Michael worked as public health research assistant, as a salesman in the for-profit education sector, and for many years as a bicycle mechanic. He holds a BA in history and foreign language from McGill University in Montreal and has completed a graduate certificate program in international relations at the School of Advanced International Studies in Washington, DC.