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Beth Simone Noveck is a professor at Northeastern University, where she directs the Burnes Center for Social Change and its partner project, The Governance Lab (The GovLab).  Her newest book Democracy Rebooted: How AI Can Save Democracy will appear with Yale University Press. New Jersey Governor Phil Murphy appointed her as the state’s first Chief AI Strategist in 2024. Previously, she served as the NJ Chief Innovation Officer, founded the White House Open Government Initiative under President Obama, worked for 10 Downing Street, and served on Chancellor Angela Merkel’s Digital Council. She leads InnovateUS, which trains public servants in AI, digital, and innovation skills and the AI for Impact Coop Program, where students build AI for social good. She blogs at RebootDemocracy.ai

For more about her publications and activities, read Beth’s full bio.

  • Jill Abramson

    Distinguished Professor of Practice and Senior Fellow
  • Chike Aguh

    Senior Fellow
  • Raiyah Ahmid

    Communications Assistant
  • Kristin Barrali

    Director of Major Gifts
  • John Battelle

    John Battelle

    Senior Fellow and Professor of Practice
  • Róbert Bjarnason

    Senior Fellow
  • Sofía Bosch Gómez

    Assistant Professor and Fellow
  • Etta Brooks

    InnovateMA Co-Op
  • Dana Bullister

    Post Graduate Research Assistant
  • Stephanie Cain

    Interim Lead for InnovateUS
  • Dinorah Cantú-Pedraza

    Senior Fellow
  • Kate Cummings

    Research Fellow
  • Fred DeJohn

    Chief Financial Officer
  • Anirudh Dinesh

    Research Fellow
  • Fahad Dogar

    Senior Fellow
  • Cristin Dorgelo

    Visiting Fellow
  • David Fields

    Professor of Practice and Senior Fellow
  • Laura Forlano

    Professor and Senior Fellow
  • Dane Gambrell

    Research Fellow
  • Santiago “Santi” Garces

    Technical Director
  • Santiago “Santi” Garces

    Senior Fellow
  • Caleb Gayle

    Professor and Senior Fellow
  • Diane Grant

    InnovateMA Co-Op
  • Vanessa Guan

    InnovateMA Co-Op
  • Virginia Hamilton

    Senior Fellow
  • Henri Hammond-Paul

    Fellow
  • Seth Harris

    Distinguished Professor of Practice and Senior Fellow
  • Hannah Hetzer

    Research Fellow
  • Namitha J C

    Web development Co-Op
  • Dan Jackson

    Senior Fellow and Director of NuLawLab
  • Steven Kadish

    Senior Fellow
  • Rachel Kahn

    InnovateMA Co-Op
  • Dhruv Kamalesh Kumar

    InnovateMA Co-Op
  • Jonathan Kaufman

    Burnes Center Affiliated Faculty and Professor and Director in the School of Journalism
  • Jay Kemp

    Artificial Intelligence and Social Impact Fellow
  • Neil Kleiman

    Professor and Senior Fellow
  • Olivia Leon

    Communications Intern
  • Alister Martin

    Senior Fellow and Professor of Practice
  • Anita McGahan

    Professor and Senior Fellow
  • Bonnie McGilpin

    Fellow
  • Jonathan Metzl

    Professor and Senior Fellow
  • Beth Noveck

    Director, The Burnes Center for Social Change
  • Bela Omoeva

    Solutions Journalism Reporter
  • Cory Ondrejka

    Senior Fellow
  • Costas Panagopoulos

    Burnes Center Affiliated Faculty and Distinguished Professor of Political Science; Department Chair
  • Dan Piltch

    Project Manager
  • Jules Rochielle Sievert

    Post Graduate Research Assistant
  • Ben Ruxin

    Research Fellow
  • Matt Ryan

    Senior Fellow
  • Sai Panindra Santosh Kumar Majji

    InnovateMA Co-Op
  • Stephan Schmidt

    Digital Producer
  • Alayna Schwarzer

    InnovateMA Co-Op
  • Rudra Sett

    InnovateMA Co-Op
  • Jessica Silverman

    Communications Assistant
  • Asia Simms

    Communications Intern
  • Ria Singh

    InnovateMA Co-Op
  • Briana Torres

    InnovateMA Co-Op
  • Blake Valenta

    Senior Fellow
  • Jasmehar Vohra

    InnovateMA Co-Op
  • Amanda Welsh

    Burnes Center Affiliated Faculty and Professor of Practice
  • Kane Xu

    InnovateMA Co-Op

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