I am currently on a book fellowship, researching the policies, support and racism that shaped my family’s Jewish immigration story and life in America. Previously I was Senior Advisor to the Public Interest Technology program at New America. Since 2016 I have worked exclusively in the Public Interest Technology field. In 2020 I testified in front of Congress on IT Modernization. Before that I ran a user experience consultancy in the private sector for over a decade.
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 my areas of expertise, including 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.