Jennifer Pahlka

Nonresident Senior Fellow

Jennifer Pahlka joined the Volcker Alliance as a nonresident senior fellow in 2020. She is the founder and former executive director of Code for America and served as the US Deputy Chief Technology Officer in the White House Office of Science and Technology Policy from 2013 through 2014, where she founded the United States Digital Service. She received the Skoll Award for Social Entrepreneurship and was named by Wired as one of the 25 people who has most shaped the past 25 years. She serves on the Defense Innovation Board and the board of the Tech Talent Project. She holds additional fellowships at the Ashoka and the National Academy of Public Administration. Ms. Pahlka is a graduate of Yale University and lives in Oakland, California with her daughter, husband, and six chickens.