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I am a Senior Advisor for the Public Interest Technology program at New America, where I work on getting governments to solve problems using data, designing with users, and a focus on delivering services .

My newest book is Power to the Public: The Promise of Public Interest Technology, co-authored with Tara McGuinness, published by Princeton University Press in April 2021.  President Barack Obama is a fan of the book.

I testified in front of Congress on IT modernization and the pandemic response.

I am also a car crash and traumatic brain injury survivor, which led me to learn that cars are designed to protect men first, and women sometimes. Really. The NBC Evening News featured our story and does a great job explaining the issue.

I speak frequently to governments, non-profits and private sector government vendors. If you’d like me to speak to your group, please contact Katie Stileman at Princeton University Press (PUP) Speaks.


Recent Interviews & Profiles

Lawmakers call on Gov. Murphy to set aside funds to upgrades unemployment system (NJ / Bronx News 12)

Georgians scramble for vaccine slots on day 1 of expanded eligibility (Atlanta Journal-Constitution)

These people have gotten their vaccine. Here are their tips on how to book yours (Marketwatch)

Biden looks past anger at Silicon Valley to get help on vaccines (Politico)

How America Gets Its Vaccines (MIT Technology Review)

Why the Vaccine Websites Suck (Slate Podcast TBD)

What to Read in 2021 (Financial Times)

Sustaining Capitalism podcast

USDS Alumni Profile