Office of Science and Technology Policy

Council Member: John Holdren, Director of the Office of Science and Technology Policy

Council Designee: Katie Dowd, Senior Advisor to the United States Chief Technology Officer, Office of Science and Technology Policy

Katie Dowd serves as a Senior Advisor to the United States Chief Technology Officer in the White House Office of Science and Technology Policy. Her role focuses on supporting women and girls in STEM, the Tech Inclusion Initiative - to connect to all youth particularly those from underrepresented communities to technology opportunity as well as helping advance the global development open data effort under the Open Data Initiatives Project.

Prior to joining the White House, Katie served as an Innovation Advisor for Secretary Clinton at the U.S. Department of State where her worked focused on how technology and tech based tools can be used to advance the Administration’s foreign policy goals.

Before government service, Katie spent ten years in digital strategy and grassroots marketing, serving as the head of new media operations for Secretary Clinton’s presidential primary campaign and her political action committee as well as working for a host of Democratic organizations and candidates across the country. Originally from Chicago, Illinois, Katie is passionate about the potential of technology to foster positive change and progress.

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