Jennifer Pahlka, Founder of Code for America, Joins the Volcker Alliance

The Volcker Alliance

The Volcker Alliance is excited to welcome our newest nonresident senior fellow, Jennifer Pahlka. Ms. Pahlka 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 currently serves on the Defense Innovation Board and the board of the Tech Talent Project and holds additional fellowships at the Ashoka and the National Academy of Public Administration.

Most recently, Ms. Pahlka has played an instrumental role in forming and mobilizing the US Digital Response during the current coronavirus pandemic. This groundbreaking program pairs certified technological experts with immediate state and local government needs. Ms. Pahlka is also currently working on a book about reimagining public service in the digital age and using technology to achieve better outcomes to our health, our wealth, and the well-being of our society.

We look forward to working with Ms. Pahlka, whose dedication, expertise, and continued research in public service innovation has greatly contributed to a more effective government.