Tech Policy

Episodes

Ep 51: How Tech Can Help Get Black Men the Health Care They Deserve with Jermane Bond

Aug. 9, 2016

Jermane Bond () is a Senior Fellow at the National Collaborative for Health Equity where he leads efforts to address the determinants of health for boys and men of color. His research interests include men’s preconception he…

Ep 50: How to Promote Counter Narratives to Hate Speech with Jessica Gonzalez

Aug. 2, 2016

Jessica Gonzalez () is the Executive Vice President and General Counsel of the . Jessica oversees all NHMC operations from headquarters in Pasadena, California. Jessica has testified before the U.S. Senate, the U.S. House of…

Ep. 49: Women: TV vs. Reality with Jennifer Pozner

July 26, 2016

Jennifer Pozner () is founder and executive director of (WIMN), a media analysis, education and advocacy group. She’s also the author of  Reality Bites Back: The Troubling Truth About Guilty Pleasure TV.   A , Jennifer se…

Ep 48: On Which New Front will Net Neutrality be Assaulted Next? with Matt Wood

July 19, 2016

Matt Wood () is Policy Director at . Matt helps shape Free Press’ efforts to protect the open internet, prevent media concentration, promote affordable broadband deployment and safeguard press freedom. He’s served as an expe…

Ep 47: How Policy Professionals Can Tell Better Stories with Data

July 12, 2016

Marcus Jiménez is  Founder and CEO of —a content creation, data visualization and publishing platform for enterprises of all kinds. In 2014, Sticky Docs was the winner of the Tabby Business Award for Best Enterprise Marketin…

Ep 46: How the National Science Foundation Trains Teachers in Computer Science with Melissa Rasberry

July 5, 2016

Melissa A. Rasberry () is the senior technical assistance consultant at the , where she serves as the principal investigator for the , an online community of practice for computer science teachers sponsored by the . She has …

Ep 45: How Fintech is Changing the Landscape of Venture Capital with Viola Llewellyn

June 28, 2016

Viola Llewellyn () is co-founder, President and CEO of  Based in Chevy Chase, Maryland, Ovamba matches global investors to qualified African Small and Medium Sized Enterprises who need short term funding. Ovamba is backed by…

Ep. 44: Reducing Alcoholism in the Tech Sector and User Interface Design for Policy Pros with Victor Yocco

June 21, 2016

Victor Yocco () is a User Experience researcher working for out of Philadelphia. He has written several articles for the likes of A List Apart and Smashing Magazine and has recently written a book about user experience rese…

Ep. 43: Congressman Bobby Scott (Remarks) and Ximena Hartsock on How to CRUSH Your Limitations

June 14, 2016

Congressman Bobby Scott and Ximena Hartsock United States Congressman Representing Virginia's 3rd Congressional District Ranking Member, Committee on Education and the Workforce Ximena Hartsock () is co-founder and Preside…

Ep 42: Challenging the Media's Racial Narrative with Joe Torres

June 7, 2016

Joe Torres () is Senior External Affairs Director at . Joseph advocates in Washington to ensure that our nation’s media policies serve the public interest and builds coalitions to broaden the movement's base. Joseph writes f…

Ep 41: Diversifying Harlem's Tech Community with Bruce Lincoln

May 31, 2016

Bruce Lincoln () is the co-founder of which is focused on transforming Harlem into a hub for tech and innovation. He is also a senior fellow of the , and was previously the entrepreneur in residence at Columbia’s Center for…

Podcast Episode 40: How to push greater diversity in tech with Wayne Sutton

May 24, 2016

Wayne Sutton ( is a serial entrepreneurCo-founder of Change catalyst . Change Catalyst is dedicated to exploring innovative solutions to diversity and inclusion in tech through the Tech Inclusion Conference, consulting and w…

Podcast Episode 39: They're coming: get ready for autonomous vehicles with Catherine McCullough

May 17, 2016

Catherine McCullough (s) ( is Executive Director of the Intelligent Car Coalition. Ms. McCullough was raised in Washington and has worked in politics and policy for over twenty-five years. She speaks regularly on issues such…

038: Protecting YOUR online privacy: understanding the FCC's proposal with Sarah Morris

May 10, 2016

Sarah Morris () is Senior policy counsel for the Open Technology Institute at New America, Sarah Morris leads the policy team's strategic efforts on issues related broadband access and adoption, online consumer protections, …

037: How to start a social media marketing strategy with Katja Schroeder

May 3, 2016

Katja Schroeder () is an Adjunct Professor at St.Francis College where she teaches International Marketing andSocial Media Marketing. She is the Managing Director of Bloom, atransmedia  startup agency within the Ruder Finn g…

036: Nothing to watch? Learn about the set-top box war with Brian Woolfolk

April 26, 2016

Brian Woolfolk (@brianpwoolfolk) is a seasoned attorney with over 20 years of government relations and congressional investigations experience. He represents a broad array of clients with matters before Congress and federal …

035: How to Unleash the Potential of Homeless Youth with Patrick Gusman

April 19, 2016

Patrick Gusman () is the Chief Operating Officer of (SBY). Prior to joining SBY, Patrick was the President and Managing Director of the , and Managing Director of Social Sector Innovations' Startup Middle School a pilot pro…

034: How to find ways to Create REAL Value with Natalie Cofield

April 12, 2016

Natalie Cofield () has carved a niche for herself as an entrepreneur, advocate, and speaker on all things business and diversity. Her work has spanned continents, communities and corporations and can currently be found impac…

033: How to empower ANYONE with Beverly Parenti

April 5, 2016

Beverly Parenti () is co-founder and Executive Director of —a nonprofit focused on providing education and training inside prison that can result in gainful employment upon reentry, thereby reducing recidivism and helping re…

032: Overcome your fear of starting your own practice with Yondi K . Morris-Andrews

March 29, 2016

Yondi K. Morris-Andrews ( is a founding partner of Knight, Morris & Reddick Law Group (). She specializes in various practice areas including corporate, entertainment, and real estate transactions. With her corporate clients…

031: How "zero rating" practices harm consumers with John Bergmayer

March 22, 2016

John Bergmayer () is a Senior Staff Attorney at Public Knowledge, specializing in telecommunications, Internet, and intellectual property issues. He advocates for the public interest before courts and policymakers, and works…

030: How intellectual property is a social justice issue with Lateef Mtima

March 15, 2016

Lateef Mtima is a Professor of Law at the Howard University School of Law. After graduating with honors from Amherst College, Professor Mtima received his J.D. degree from Harvard Law School, where he was the co-founder and …

029: How Lifeline can help close the 'Homework Gap' with Susan Walters

March 8, 2016

Susan Walters is the Senior Vice President of the California Emergency Technology Fund a non-profit that focuses on closing the digital divide in California. She was previously the Regional Director of Community Relations fo…

028: How Music Royalties Work with Lita Rosario

March 1, 2016

Lita Rosario is one of America's foremost entertainment lawyers. Lita got her start in the entertainment business as a founder and the VP of Business and Legal Affairs for Universal Music Group, Inc., producers of multi-plat…