Meet Neha Shukla, IGNITE's 23-24 North Carolina Fellow

Neha Shukla is the Dr. Anne Moses IGNITE North Carolina Fellow. She is currently a freshman at Duke University, double-majoring in Computer Science and Public Policy with a certificate in Innovation & Entrepreneurship. Neha is a New York Times featured inventor, social entrepreneur, activist, bestselling author, and AI ethicist at the World Economic Forum. Neha works to create tech solutions for our communities and climate, tackling issues like the COVID-19 pandemic, climate change, and disability accessibility, working in collaboration with Microsoft, NASA, Apple, and NVIDIA. To inspire youth to take action within their communities, she runs global civic engagement and innovation workshops and has reached over 70,000 students across 35+ countries. She released her bestselling debut book, “Innovation for Everyone: Solving Real-World Problems with STEM” to amplify her outreach. She serves as the Chair and US Representative at the World Economic Forum’s Generation AI Youth Council, advocating for ethical and child-safe AI in collaboration with corporations and policymakers. Neha is founder of Climate Interactive, an interactive climate data dashboard using the United Nations’ data to bring climate awareness to frontline communities, and the Climate Ambassador for Greenpeace USA leading over 3 million young activists. She was selected by the White House National Space Council to advocate for girls in technology nationally, and serves as the Youth Advisor to the Harvard Graduate School of Education. Her innovations and activism are recognized in the New York Times, Forbes, Harper’s Bazaar, and commended by President Biden and the Royal Family. Neha is excited to lead a generation of young women in policymaking to fight for a more innovative and inclusive future. For North Carolina inquiries, please contact Neha at

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