I am currently working on a book about my journey to unearth the policies, support and racism that shaped my family’s Jewish immigration story and life in America. I was most recently Senior Advisor to the Public Interest Technology program at New America. I have testified in front of Congress, on why federal IT procurement so often fails, and on what is needed for federal IT Modernization. Before moving to the public sector, that I ran a user experience consultancy in the private sector for over a decade, launching many websites and tools for Fortune 500 companies.
I am also a car crash and traumatic brain injury survivor, which is how I learned that cars are designed to protect men first, and women sometimes. NBC featured our story on the Evening News, and I performed the story of living with a TBI on the Story Collider podcast (with no notes).
I am the author of 4 works of nonfiction and a whole slew of essays, reports, research, shorter thoughts and witty Instagram posts. I love to speak to groups on public interest technology, government innovation, women’s ambition, car safety bias, user experience design, and where to get the best bagels in Brooklyn.
Please email Katie Stileman at PUP Speaks with any enquiries.