Ragtag

Leadership

Brady Kriss, Founder & Executive Director Brady happily finds herself wedged into the center bit of the Venn diagram of technology, tech policy, customer advocacy, community organizing, and democratic participation. In 2011 and 2012, she worked for the Obama for America campaign, first as a call center coordinator, and then as Director of Support, leading a team of interns and volunteers providing tech support for the myriad products put out by the campaign's Tech and Digital teams. In 2016, she organized volunteers to create Open Source tools to support progressive candidates with DevProgress. Brady lives in San Francisco with her family, which includes a dog. Maybe. Could be a gremlin. Brady is still looking into it.

Brady Kriss, Founder & Executive Director

Brady happily finds herself wedged into the center bit of the Venn diagram of technology, tech policy, customer advocacy, community organizing, and democratic participation. In 2011 and 2012, she worked for the Obama for America campaign, first as a call center coordinator, and then as Director of Support, leading a team of interns and volunteers providing tech support for the myriad products put out by the campaign's Tech and Digital teams. In 2016, she organized volunteers to create Open Source tools to support progressive candidates with DevProgress. Brady lives in San Francisco with her family, which includes a dog. Maybe. Could be a gremlin. Brady is still looking into it.

Laura Ellena, Outreach Laura is focused on making technology that helps humans achieve their goals. By day, she manages the user experience research team at Ad Hoc, a small software company that came out of the Healthcare.gov rescue and focuses on helping people interact with Government. She recently received a 2017 DCFemTech award. Previously, she worked on police open data as a 2015 Code for America Fellow. Additional interests include plain language, dresses with pockets, and hearing strangers’ life stories on public transit. Laura lives in Washington, D.C. with her husband and two cats, one of whom will try to introduce himself in any videochat.

Laura Ellena, Outreach

Laura is focused on making technology that helps humans achieve their goals. By day, she manages the user experience research team at Ad Hoc, a small software company that came out of the Healthcare.gov rescue and focuses on helping people interact with Government. She recently received a 2017 DCFemTech award. Previously, she worked on police open data as a 2015 Code for America Fellow. Additional interests include plain language, dresses with pockets, and hearing strangers’ life stories on public transit.
Laura lives in Washington, D.C. with her husband and two cats, one of whom will try to introduce himself in any videochat.

Jill Huchital, Product Jill has spent two decades in high tech, working in 3d graphics, video, and technology for social good. Previously an Engineering and Product Director at Google, she was responsible for content management and revenue-generating features on YouTube, new ad formats for AdSense, and using Google technology for social good at Google.org. She left Google to become employee #1 and head of engineering at a short-lived startup, later changing her role to principal engineer. In 2016, she helped to create Open Source tools to support progressive candidates with DevProgress. Jill has a pet newt named Goose.

Jill Huchital, Product

Jill has spent two decades in high tech, working in 3d graphics, video, and technology for social good. Previously an Engineering and Product Director at Google, she was responsible for content management and revenue-generating features on YouTube, new ad formats for AdSense, and using Google technology for social good at Google.org. She left Google to become employee #1 and head of engineering at a short-lived startup, later changing her role to principal engineer. In 2016, she helped to create Open Source tools to support progressive candidates with DevProgress. Jill has a pet newt named Goose.

Kathy Utley, Community Kathy has a unique intersection of skills, experience and education that combine technology with social activism. A former computer programmer, she has been active in progressive causes for over 30 years, developing community programs designed to prevent child abuse, neglect, and domestic violence; managing food security programs for a community center in Madison, Wisconsin; and serving on the Madison Food Policy Council, the Dane County Commission on Poverty, the Board of Directors of the American Civil Liberties Union in Central Illinois, and Planned Parenthood of Central Illinois.  Kathy developed a leadership development program for women in Pakistan that was funded by the US Dept. of State under Secretary Hillary Clinton. She was a field organizer for the Obama Campaign in 2008 and most recently volunteered for Hillary for America managing People Ops for their tech volunteer community. Presently, she is the State Chair for Million Women Mentors Wisconsin.

Kathy Utley, Community

Kathy has a unique intersection of skills, experience and education that combine technology with social activism. A former computer programmer, she has been active in progressive causes for over 30 years, developing community programs designed to prevent child abuse, neglect, and domestic violence; managing food security programs for a community center in Madison, Wisconsin; and serving on the Madison Food Policy Council, the Dane County Commission on Poverty, the Board of Directors of the American Civil Liberties Union in Central Illinois, and Planned Parenthood of Central Illinois.  Kathy developed a leadership development program for women in Pakistan that was funded by the US Dept. of State under Secretary Hillary Clinton. She was a field organizer for the Obama Campaign in 2008 and most recently volunteered for Hillary for America managing People Ops for their tech volunteer community. Presently, she is the State Chair for Million Women Mentors Wisconsin.

Jesse Kriss, Tech Advisor

Jesse Kriss, Tech Advisor

 

Ragtag Advisors

Harper Reed

Harper Reed

Sara Hudson

Sara Hudson

Sina Khanifar

Sina Khanifar

Kat Calvin

Kat Calvin

Mera Granberg Paul

Mera Granberg Paul

Husani Oakley  

Husani Oakley

 

Andrew McLaughlin

Andrew McLaughlin

Cordelia Yu

Cordelia Yu

Seeyew Mo

Seeyew Mo

Aki Rose Braun

Aki Rose Braun

Dan Ryan

Dan Ryan