Shalin Jyotishi

Future of Work Fellow, Center on Education & Labor

Shalin Jyotishi serves as the Future of Work Fellow at the Center on Education and Labor at New America (CELNA). Jyotishi is also a Fellow at the World Economic Forum and a Forbes contributor covering workforce and education innovation.

Jyotishi’s mission is to solve problems about the workforce, education, policy, technology, and their intersections. His expertise has appeared on stages at Davos, the United Nations, OECD, World Bank, and the National Academies, and in media including NPR, Politico, Washington Post, InsideHigherEd, Hechinger Report, U.S. News & World Report, and Financial Times. Previously, Jyotishi was a senior analyst, writer, and strategist at New America focused on higher education and labor, and a Visiting Scholar at the American Association for the Advancement of Science, the world’s largest scientific society, where he co-authored a textbook on U.S. science and technology policy (Forthcoming MIT Press). Before that, he directed programs to empower university executives with technology-based economic and workforce development at the Association of Public and Land-grant Universities, North America’s oldest presidential higher education association.

Jyotishi was CEO and Managing Publisher of the internationally-acclaimed Journal of Science Policy and Governance and began his career in science policy at the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, the University of Michigan, and in local election politics.

Jyotishi has served in dozens of advisory roles including for the U.S. National Science Foundation, Apprenticeships for America, United Nations’ International Telecommunications Union, George Washington University’s Institute for Public Policy, Georgetown University’s Center on Security and Emerging Technology, Arizona State University’s Future of Being Human Initiative, and MIT Science Policy Review.

Jyotishi graduated from the University of Georgia and earned his M.S. in Public Interest Technology at Arizona State University. Jyotishi can be found on Twitter, LinkedIn, and at