Hollie Russon Gilman is an expert in technology, civic engagement, innovation, and governance. She is currently a fellow at New America’s Open Technology Institute and teaches at Columbia University. She holds a Ph.D. and a master’s from the Department of Government at Harvard University. Hollie’s dissertation is the first academic study of participatory budgeting in the U.S.
Hollie most recently served as Open Government and Innovation Advisor in the White House Office of Science and Technology Policy. In this role, she worked to implement President Obama’s second-term open government agenda, including interagency commitments under the international Open Government Partnership. She has worked as an advisor, researcher, and consultant to leading nonprofits and foundations at the intersection of technology and the public sector including the Case Foundation, Center for Global Development, Open Society Foundation, Google.org, and the World Bank Institute.
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