I am a graduate student at New York University’s Interactive Telecommunication’s Program (ITP). There I study technology and design with a focus on creating, developing and implementing new civic technologies.

Previously, I worked at the University of Chicago Crime and Education Labs doing public policy research focused on youth violence prevention. Before moving to Chicago, I lived and worked in the mountains of the Sacred Valley of Peru at a global health NGO and later worked on development policy evaluation at Innovations for Poverty Action in Lima. I hold a BA in International Relations from Tufts University.


I believe that the next technological revolution needs to be in governance. Most questions people ask about technology are about how we can be more efficient, have access to more information, or get to places faster, but these are tools, not ends in themselves. Instead, I think we need to ask: how do we design systems that enable our best humanity? Technology is not capable of building just and equitable social systems on its own. That ability and responsibility is ours.


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