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Bridging data stories and conversations to advance the understanding of public policy

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Nate Lubin

Former Director of the Office of Digital Strategy at the White House and Director of Digital Marketing at Obama for America. Political Science @Harvard.

Garrett Johnson

Co-founder of YCombinator-backed @SendHub, Co-founder of the non-profit @Lincoln Initiative, helped architect @Startup Visa Act, Professional staff member @U.S. Senate Foreign Relations Committee, Rhodes Scholar @Oxford, 2006 NCAA Indoor and Outdoor Shot Put Championship @Florida State

Christopher Nicholson
Partner @Venture Politics.
Kim-Mai Cutler
Technology Journalist, TechCrunch, public policy and tech wonk
Craig Montuori
Partner @Venture Politics, Executive Director @Global EIR Coalition, Engineering & Applied Science (Aerospace) @Caltech. Craig fixes visa problems for founders.
Patrick Ruffini
Co-Founder/Partner
@EchelonInsights & Founder @engagedc
Antone Johnson
Startup lawyer @Bottom Line Law Group, former VP Counsel @eHarmony, Original Counsel @MySpace, Guest Contributor @TechCrunch, @WSJ, @Forbes
Gillian Morris
Founder @hitlist_app. Contributor @harvardbiz.
Ceslee Montgomery
Data Scientist @Pebble. Affiliate @DataGuild + engagedIN. @Stanford ‘14.
Benjamin Wellington
Open Data Story Teller @IQuantNY. Teach @PrattInstitute. Contributor @NewYorker. Analyst @twosigma. Ph.D. in NLP from NYU.
Horace Dediu
Founder @Asymco.com. Fellow @Christensen Institute for Disruptive Innovation. Host @The Critical Path podcast.
Jessica Kirkpatrick
Astrophysicist turned Data Scientist @Hired_HQ. Formerly @Chegg, @InstaEDU, @Yammer & @Microsoft. Blogger @AAS_Women & @AstroBetter.
Nicole Alexander
Founder @Promoteleadership, Major @USArmy, UW Husky alumni, Working Mom and believer in the power of collaboration and networks to attack complex problems
Abe Stanway
Data scientist @McKinsey. Previously data @Etsy, founder @Hackerleague
Robert Manduca
Sociology PhD student @Harvard. Recent alum @MITdusp. Former fellow @DSSG.
Jesse Thomas
VP of Product @Crowdpac. @BarackObama alumn 2008/2012, Former Digital Director @NextGenClimate and Deputy Director of Interactive @USAID.
Bert Kaufman
Former Senior Advisor @CommerceGov; Co-Founder @BusinessForward; Founding Board Member @PressPassMentor
Tatsiana Maskalevich
Data Science @Stitch Fix, Statistics @Foothill, Speaker, enjoy taking data from numbers to stories.
Jay Wacker
Ontology Architect @Quora. Consulting Physics Professor @Stanford.
Tess Cheatle
Digital advertising and analytics @Amazon. Formerly @Microsoft & @POSSIBLE. Data enthusiast. Pizza connoisseur.
Elissa Redmiles
Ph.D. Student in Computer Science @University of Maryland. Former Data Science for Social Good Fellow @UChicago; Former Marketing Manager @IBM. Founder of 501©(3) org. The Baby Blanket Project.
Sam Drzymala
Digital Director for @CoryBooker. Formerly Obama 08, @ClaireCMC, @American_Bridge. Helps nurture and grow powerful communities.
Charles Belle
PolicyHacker & Raumdeuter, Founder @StartupPolicy Work w/startups+ .Gov to support innovation NonRez Fellow @StanfordCIS & @CTSPBerkeley http://GovDex.org
Ganesh Iyer
Analytics @Stubhub. Formerly consultant @MuSigma. Stathead. Avid learner. Soccer and cricket fan.
Andrew Trabulsi
Author  @Warlords, Inc., Writer@ The Economist Group, Consultant @Institute for the Future
Waylin Ross
Founder @ParaLobby.com. Economics professor @NVCC. Director of Advocacy & Legislative Affairs @NationalUrbanLeagueYP.
Renee Diresta
Current biz dev @Haven. Former VC @O'Reilly. Former trader @Jane Street. Helped sponsor and provide data science to the SB277 bill signed by the CA governor.
Scott Adelson
Award-winning communicator @Adelson & Associates, Co-Founder/CGO @Flypside, Co-Founder/President @Signal Media Project, @Columnist, EcoSalon.
Cyan Banister
CEO @Zivity, Co-Founder @Signal Media Project, Angel Investor, Philanthropist.
Kyle Wiley
Development Officer @Heritage. @CKInstitute Koch Associate Alumni. @DallasYR Vice President. @VanguardPAC Member/Development
Tim Urban
Co-founder and writer/illustrator at @waitbutwhy
Britt Crawford
Using analytics to make college more affordable @rafter.com. Reformed programmer.
Ramez Naam
Author @Nexus trilogy. Author @The Infinite Resource: The Power of Ideas on a Finite Planet. Teacher @Singularity U. Energy innovation advocate.
Theron Tingstad
Biz dev @Green Sheep Water. @University of Chicago Booth School of Business ‘16. @Harvard Kennedy School ‘14. Entrepreneur. Airborne Ranger. All-American boxer.
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Mixing Engineer
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Why Data4America, why now

Partisan bias is an an all-time high in America. You can see it in the voting patterns of Congress.

Data4America is a made up of a team of Republicans, Democrats, Libertarians, and Independents committed to bridging data and conversations to help advance the understanding of policy -- as a nonpartisan and nonprofit initiative.

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