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Work & Volunteer History

May 2022Present

Principal Technology Policy Analyst

Bipartisan Policy Center
  • Research and write reports and posts on topics including artificial intelligence, cybersecurity, privacy and broadband (see Publications section)
  • Gather stakeholders to contribute to forthcoming report on cybersecurity risks
  • Explore futurism and forecasting tools like scenario planning and Delphi polling for potential new initiatives on long-term technology impacts
  • Supervise interns in the development of sentiment analysis in Python of AI policy documents
Nov 2021Feb 2022

Deputy Curator/State of the Net Fellow

Internet Education Foundation
  • Assisted in planning State of the Net conference, working closely with Tim Lordan, Internet Education Foundation Executive Director 
  • Conducted research on state of affairs for issues of content moderation, antitrust policy and rural broadband to provide context for panelists
  • Served as point of contact for several high-profile speakers from US House of Representatives, Senate, White House Office of Science and Technology Policy & several executive agencies
  • Wrote copy for invitation letters, marketing materials and panel descriptions
Aug 2019 May 2022

Consultant/Analyst/Advisor

  • Stealth startup - Analyze and code data, mine social media text, provide high-level guidance
  • Internet Law & Policy Foundry - Assist in redesigning website, planning events, connecting to other relevant organizations and developing long-term organizational strategic vision
  • Wikistrat - Contributed expertise in technology and foresight for the future of mining
  • Tutor several students in data analysis, programming and academic/expository writing 
Sep 2017Jul 2018

Data & Policy Analyst

Start-Up Nation Central
  • Published article regarding trends in Israeli stealth companies, including their time to launch, prominence in different sectors and when such companies are founded
  • Collaborated with Israel Internet Association report on directions of IoT across various sectors
  • Conducted research on future of multinational corporations in Israel and their potential to poach engineers from startups
  • Wrote R code to streamline querying of Finder database and analysis of information related to Israeli startups including location, sector, and profitability
Sep 2016 Aug 2017

Data Analyst

Office of Innovation, Baltimore City Department of Social Services
  • Developed several report solutions involving information filtering and graphing, reducing the time taken for reporting from over 30 hours/week to 5 minutes/week
  • Constructed web dashboards using Shiny to display clear visualizations
  • Instructed colleagues how to program in R, using packages such as ggplot2 and the tidyverse
  • Developed governance strategy to help determine necessity of precise data and strategy for collection and analysis
Apr 2015 Dec 2015

Innovation Specialist

Office of Information Integrity and Access, U.S. General Services Administration
  • Composed policy memos providing direction in implementing new policy mechanisms for web security certificate acquisition and web/usability compliance
  • Project managed Digital Dashboard (formerly Pulse), a website providing transparency on federal standards compliance for security, usability and data collection
  • Provided metrics and graphs on website usage by developing analytics software and practices
  • Advised on new initiatives and standards to help assess IT analytics, such as HTML validation

Research & Publications

Education

May 2020May 2022

MS, Engineering and Public Policy

Carnegie Mellon University

Honors & Awards

  • Shafik Gabr Fellowship (October 2022) - Selected as one of ten American participants for US-Egypt cultural exchange program. Collaborated with Egyptian fellows on action projects to improve dialogue and communication between the two countries
  • Journal of Science Policy and Governance Endless Frontier paper competition (August 2021) - Placed third in competition soliciting ideas for the future of science policy with paper on the social impact of science research 
  • Georgia Tech graduate paper competition (January 2020) - Tied for third place with literature review exploring the social impact of science research
  • Medium-curated interview (March 2020) - Interview on foresight/futures studies was curated by Medium in their "future" and "business" sections
  • Nahum Goldmann Fellow (June 2019) - Participated in a weeklong conference full of seminars and discussions to help prepare the next generation of Jewish leaders 
  • Next Generation Leaders Fellow of Internet Society (July 2018) - Selected as a moderator of eLearning course in Internet governance, after previously taking the course in 2012
  • Israel Government Fellowship Fellow (September 2017 - July 2018) - Accepted to Masa-sponsored Israeli fellowship combining work in government with Hebrew lessons, lectures on Israeli history and culture, and trips around the country. Awarded Helyn B. Reich scholarship to assist with costs, and selected for Birthright Israel Fellowship to lead future Birthright trips
  • Baltimore Corps Fellow (September 2016 - August 2017) - Participated in training to better promote racial equity, connected with stakeholders throughout the city, and served as an advocate for the organization's mission
  • Center for Applied Rationality (February 2016) - Attended workshop to provide more understanding and control over personal decisions and behavior. Learned how to overcome ineffective heuristics and biases in personal judgments and analyses
  • Israel Tech Challenge Experience (December 2014) - Selected to travel to Israel and participate in software development, meet leaders in Israeli tech and explore the startup community
  • PresenTense Fellow (January 2014) - Worked with the PresenTense Group, the Jewish Federation of Greater Washington and local Jewish professionals to develop a social venture. Learned business and organizational skills for social impact 

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