Matthew Beckwith is a policy fellow at the Center for Data Innovation. Previously, Matt worked as an analyst in the White House Office of Presidential Correspondence. Prior to that, he worked as an intern at the White House, as well as a speechwriting and policy intern on the O'Malley for President 2016 campaign. He has a Bachelor of Arts degree in Political Science from Boston College.
Andrew Kitchel is a graduate policy fellow at the Center for Data Innovation. He is also a full-time Master of Public Policy student at the McCourt School of Public Policy at Georgetown University. Andrew is passionate about energy, science, and technology policy and the use of big data to drive evidence-based initiatives in these policy areas. His background and studies include data analysis, survey methodology, and political campaign work. Prior to coming to the Center for Data Innovation, he worked as a survey statistician at the U.S. Census Bureau. Andrew holds a B.S. in biology from the University of Puget Sound and a B.S. in political science from the University of Oregon.
Alexander Kostura is the 2016 Google public policy fellow at the Center for Data Innovation. Alex is passionate about information and communications technologies as tools for inclusive economic growth, good governance, and social welfare. He has most recently conducted research in corporate data sharing for social good, specifically in international development and humanitarian response. Alex holds a B.S. in foreign service from Georgetown University and an M.A. in law and diplomacy from the Fletcher School at Tufts University.
Jordan Misra is a policy intern with the Center for Data Innovation. She is student of international development, economics, and statistics and is entering her senior year at the University of Maryland, College Park. She has worked with after-school programs in DC Public Schools as a tutor and an AmeriCorps VISTA member and recently interned at the Census Bureau through the Joint Program for Survey Methodology’s Junior Fellows Program. Jordan’s research interests include education reform, community development, international development policy, and statistics.
Paul MacDonnell was formerly head of European policy at the Center for Data Innovation in Brussels. Prior to joining the Center Paul represented Insurance Ireland, the insurance industry trade association, in Dublin and Brussels and managed the industry's response to policy, legislative and regulatory developments. Paul began his career with Hill & Knowlton’s government affairs division in London where he provided advice to a number of Fortune 500 companies. In 2001 he co-founded an economic policy forum in Dublin, Open Republic, which, as well as hosting events aimed at policy-makers and politicians on such issues as pensions, taxation and the EU, was the Irish publisher of the Economic Freedom of the World Report. Paul has extensive broadcast and print media experience, and he holds a degree in Medieval English literature and philosophy from Trinity College Dublin and an MBA from University College Dublin.
Joshua New was a senior policy analyst at the Center for Data Innovation. He has a background in government affairs, policy, and communication. Prior to joining the Center for Data Innovation, Joshua graduated from American University with degrees in C.L.E.G. (Communication, Legal Institutions, Economics, and Government) and Public Communication. His research focuses on methods of promoting innovative and emerging technologies as a means of improving the economy and quality of life.
Michael Steinberg is a Google policy fellow at the Center for Data Innovation, where he researches open data issues in government. He was previously an editorial fellow at GovLoop where he wrote content on modernizing government technologies. Prior to joining GovLoop, Michael was a research fellow at the Partnership for Public Service, a paralegal for an intellectual property law firm, and he held internships on Capitol Hill, at the National Archives, and in local government. Michael is a graduate of the University of Maryland in College Park, where he double majored in Government and Sociology. He is currently a second year Master’s of Public Policy student at George Washington University specializing in technology policy.