Michael Mehler

As the former web engagement director, Michael was responsible for Vera’s internet strategy and web development. Michael led Vera's 2016 web redesign and rebranding project, overhauling the site and visual identity in just 5 1/2 months. On April 21, 2017, Vera’s redesigned website was selected by the International Academy of Digital Arts and Sciences for a prestigious Webby Award—the leading international award honoring excellence on the internet. Michael has also been instrumental in building Vera's in-house multimedia capacity, producing video podcasts for Vera’s Research Speaker Series and co-producing and composing music for the Center on Youth Justice’s Coming of Age with Stop and Frisk video. Previously, Michael worked for the Brennan Center for Justice where he helped to build the organization’s internet operations and establish its web presence.