By TPG Board of Directors
Welcome to our newly elected Board members!
Over the last few days, members voted in two new board members to help lead Technologists for the Public Good. It was incredible to see the number and caliber of people who applied for these positions.
We look forward to working with our newest board members—and ALL of you—in building an association that will power the people who are reimagining how government serves the public. The newest members of the Board of Directors are Abbey Kos and Ayushi Roy.
Abbey leads content for Amazon Web Services' state and local government team. A writer, editor, and content strategist, she's spent the past 15 years focused on how governments talk to the people they serve. Before joining AWS, Abbey was at 18F; there, she started as a content designer, became their director of strategy, and created the first-ever federal digital services team dedicated to designing change. Prior to that, she managed content for FutureGov (a local government consultancy in the United Kingdom) and was a ghostwriter for Martha Lane Fox, Baroness Lane-Fox of Soho, the founder of the UK's Government Digital Services. Her public sector work includes federal resources for coronavirus, addiction, and healthy food choices; her private sector work includes stories published in Jezebel, the Washington Post, and McSweeney's.
Ayushi helps build and fund more equitable and inclusive technology to better deliver government services to families like her own. She currently helps lead the U.S. Technology Modernization Fund managing the investment of $1B from ARP funds towards federal modernization efforts.
Previously, Ayushi served at 18F as the Director of State & Local Technology and the Deputy Director of Product, co-authored the Unemployment Insurance guidebook used by DOL executives in response to the COVID crisis, led the Data Stewards Network at The GovLab to use private-sector data for public good, was a founding member of Oakland's digital services team, co-founded an SMS hotline alternative to 911 for student safety at public universities, and served on the Equity Advisory Committee for the San Francisco Human Rights Commission. In her personal time, Ayushi runs a media non-profit focused on civic engagement called We Who Engage and competes in the World Marathon Majors. She enjoys giving back to her city by serving as a Commissioner for the Oakland Public Library, as a Court-Appointed Special Advocate for foster youth, and as a public gardener. She is an alumna of Columbia University and MIT, with additional training in conflict mediation.
Watch the TPG election event
Members of Technologists for the Public Good gathered virtually on June 28, 2022 to hear statements from the 6 candidates for the Board of Directors. Watch the video of the event below to learn more about the amazing folks who applied to serve on the Board!