Danielle Lee Tomson

Director of Forums @ Civic Hall

Danielle Lee Tomson is the Director of Forums @ Civic Hall, where she develops events, communities of practice, and a corpus of knowledge around foundational questions at the intersection of technology, democracy, and civil society. When not at Civic Hall, she is in the field researching, writing, and speaking about her dissertation on populism and technology as part of her doctoral degree at Columbia’s Graduate School of Journalism. Passionate about online speech, populism, technology ethics, cross-partisan communication, civic tech, and digital culture, she has written and appeared in The Wall Street Journal, CNBC, Mother Jones, Fox News, The Huffington Post, Civicist, Medium and a plethora of academic  publications. 
In 2017 and 2018 with the founders of Civic Hall, Danielle curated and directed Personal Democracy Forum, a premier 15-year running tech, politics, and media summit. You might remember Danielle as Civic Hall’s founding Membership Director. Before Civic Hall, Danielle cut her technology chops as a product manager and innovation consultant for non-profits, government, and corporate clients around the world.
Find her @leetomson on Twitter.