2021 Speakers


We’re pleased to announce this year’s Data on Purpose 2021 Speakers…

Nour Abdelwahab

Nour Abdelwahab

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Content Creator and Organizer; Muslim Youth Council Member, Advocates for Youth

Maneesh Agrawala

Maneesh Agrawala

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Forest Baskett Professor of Computer Science, Stanford University

Drew Ambrogi

Drew Ambrogi

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Digital Director, Coworker.org

Lucy Bernholz

Lucy Bernholz

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Director, Stanford PACS Digital Civil Society Lab

Jane Booth-Tobin

Jane Booth-Tobin

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P3 Lab Director, The Johns Hopkins University




Kelly Born

Kelly Born

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Director, Cyber Initiative; The William and Flora Hewlett Foundation



Samantha Bradshaw

Samantha Bradshaw

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Postdoctoral Fellow; Internet Observatory & the Digital Civil Society Lab, Stanford University



Leslie Bravo

Leslie Bravo

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Founder, STEM Academy for Girls and AI4ALL Alum



Geoff Corey

Geoff Corey

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Senior Manager of Digital Campaign Strategy, Advocates for Youth



Jara Dean-Coffey

Jara Dean-Coffey

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Director, Equitable Evaluation Initiative; Founder & Principal, Luminare Group



Đinh Thị Lan Anh

Đinh Thị Lan Anh

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Program Assistant, Gender Relations Center (GRC); University of Notre Dame



Jennifer Edwards

Jennifer Edwards

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Senior Director of Digital Engagement, Color Of Change and Color Of Change PAC



Jim Fruchterman

Jim Fruchterman

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Founder and CEO, Tech Matters




Francis Fukuyama

Francis Fukuyama

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Director, Center on Democracy, Development and the Rule of Law, Freeman Spogli Institute; Stanford University


Beth Gutelius

Beth Gutelius

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Research Director, UIC Center for Urban Economic Development, University of Illinois at Chicago


Larry Irving

Larry Irving

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President and CEO, Irving Group




Heather Krause

Heather Krause

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Founder, Datassist and We All Count




Jesse Lehrich

Jesse Lehrich

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Co-founder, Accountable Tech




Mario Lugay

Mario Lugay

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Senior Innovation Director, Justice Funders; Founder, Giving Side



Katherine Maher

Katherine Maher

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CEO, Wikimedia Foundation




Yeshimabeit Milner

Yeshimabeit Milner

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Founder and Executive Director, Data for Black Lives



Nidhi Mirani

Nidhi Mirani

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Executive Director, Carina




Eric Nee

Eric Nee

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Editor-in-Chief, Stanford Social Innovation Review



Sara Parker

Sara Parker

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Research Assistant, Network Dynamics Lab, McGill University and AI4ALL Alum



Nathaniel Persily

Nathaniel Persily

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James B. McClatchy Professor of Law, Stanford Law School



Nick Pickles

Nick Pickles

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Head of Global Public Policy Strategy & Development, Twitter



Kasar Profit

Kasar Profit

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Researcher and AI4ALL Alum




Nithya Ramanathan

Nithya Ramanathan

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CEO & Co-Founder, Nexleaf Analytics




Jess Morales Rocketto

Jess Morales Rocketto

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Executive Director, Care in Action




Marietje Schaake

Marietje Schaake

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International Policy Director at the Cyber Policy Center and International Policy Fellow at the Institute for Human-Centered Artificial Intelligence, Stanford University

Divya Siddarth

Divya Siddarth

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Researcher, Office of the CTO, Microsoft




Olatunde Sobomehin

Olatunde Sobomehin

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CEO and Co-founder, StreetCode Academy




Aquilina Soriano Versoza

Aquilina Soriano Versoza

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Executive Director, Pilipino Workers Center of Southern California


Michael Voss

Michael Voss

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Publisher, Stanford Social Innovation Review




Andrew Warren

Andrew Warren

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Co-founder & Head of Product, Recidiviz




Tom Wheeler

Tom Wheeler

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Visiting Fellow at the Brookings Institution, and a Senior Fellow at the Harvard Kennedy School



LaKia Williams

LaKia Williams

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Digital Organizer, SisterSong, National Women of Color Reproductive Justice Collective



Brian Young

Brian Young

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President, Action Network