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Education

Aug 20192024 (expected)

PhD, Science & Technology Public Policy

Georgia Institute of Technology - Atlanta, GA

Work History

Sep 2019Present

Researcher

Prescient

Periodically assisting Chief Executive Officer with consulting projects on foresight and technology forecasting

Aug 2019Present

Contract Analyst

Wikistrat

Selected to join "crowdsourced consultancy" to contribute expertise in technology and foresight

Feb 2018Jul 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 and startups in the Israeli economy, as well as political and regulatory hurdles to wider adoption
  • Drafted report on future of multinational corporations in Israel, particularly as related to their potential to hire away engineers from startups
  • Wrote R code and created functions to streamline querying of Finder database and analyzed information related to Israeli startups including location, sector, and profitability
Sep 2016Aug 2017

Data Analyst

Office of Innovation, Baltimore City Department of Social Services
  • Created and standardized coding infrastructure to ease subsequent data queries and access for analyses. Developed and tested functions for others to use to access data and execute code
  • Taught colleagues concepts of R programming such as ggplot2, Shiny, and the tidyverse
  • 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 R's Shiny package to effectively display visualizations and empower end-users to query agency data themselves
Apr 2015Dec 2015

Innovation Specialist

Office of Information Integrity and Access, U.S. General Services Administration
  • Implemented analytics software and practices to provide metrics and graphs on website usage
  • Project managed Pulse, a website providing transparency on federal standards compliance for security, usability and data collection
  • Composed policy memos providing direction in implementing new policy mechanisms for web security certificate acquisition and web/usability compliance
  • Advised on new initiatives and standards to implement in IT analytics program, e.g. HTML validation
Jun 2011Aug 2011

Research Assistant

Columbia University Institute for Tele-Information
  • Participated in research program under Professor Eli Noam before beginning Masters program
  • Researched topics including media accounting, broadband speeds and distribution across channels. This research ultimately contributed to the book he was writing
  • Attended lecture series with various experts from the technology & telecommunications field

Honors & Awards

  • Internet Law & Policy Foundry Fellow (September 2019) - Selected to join third class of fellows in growing community of young professionals and scholars in technology policy. Contributing to events and online content for the foundry
  • NEXUS Global delegate (July 2019) - Selected to attend summit that to unites allies to catalyze new leadership and accelerate needed political, societal, indigenous, financial, environmental, and equal justice solutions. Invited to participate in Futurism working group
  • 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 was selected for Birthright Israel Fellowship to lead future Birthright trips to Israel
  • Baltimore Corps Fellow (September 2016 - August 2017) - Accepted to 30-person fellowship from pool of 551 candidates. Participated in training to better promote racial equity, connected with other fellows and stakeholders throughout the city, and served as an advocate for the organization's mission
  • Hive Global Leaders Fellow (April 2016) - Given a 50% scholarship to attend institute. Hive's mission is to educate and connect purpose-driven CEOs, leaders, entrepreneurs, innovators, and philanthropists to create an abundant and sustainable world for all people
  • Center for Applied Rationality (February 2016) - Given a 90% scholarship to attend workshop to give me more understanding and control of my decisions and behavior. Learned how to overcome ineffective heuristics and biases in my own judgement and analysis
  • Lead In (August 2015) - Accepted as a member of the inaugural Lead In cohort, an open, inclusive community of emerging and aspiring leaders who build their leadership through reflection, sharing and practice
  • Israel Tech Challenge Experience (December 2014) - Selected to travel to Israel and participate in software development, meet leaders in Israel's tech scene and explore the Tel-Aviv startup community
  • Member of advisory group for Lifeboat Foundation (October 2014) - Working to further shape, define and market the field of futures studies and draw attention to long-term issues
  • PresenTense Fellow (January 2014) - Worked with the PresenTense Group, the Jewish Federation of Greater Washington and local Jewish professionals to pilot a new Israeli science & technology initiative. Learned business and organizational skills for social impact
  • StartingBloc Fellow, Mentor & Advisor (May 2012) - Selected to join network of StartingBloc Fellows, who drive positive social change across sectors. Continue to guide new fellows through StartingBloc Institutes and advise headquarters on new institutional and program development

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