Michael McHugh is the Project Manager for the Platform Co-operative Development Kit, a new initiative homed at The New School working to develop cooperatives in the digital economy. From 2014 to 2018, he worked in administration at The New School’s Eugene Lang College and studied as a part-time graduate student at The New School for Social Research. This May, under the advisement of Richard D. Wolff and R. Trebor Scholz, he completed his master’s degree and graduate thesis on worker cooperatives, focusing on how The New School could transition to a cooperative structure. Prior to The New School, Michael worked in the national executive office of The Posse Foundation. He earned a bachelor’s degree in sociology from Grinnell College, where he graduated Phi Beta Kappa and with honors.