We are Committed to

The Public Good

Our Story

At the Public Policy Lab, we think that all Americans should have the opportunity to pursue a healthy life, a good education, rewarding work, and a secure retirement — and we believe that, at its best, government offers public services that are powerful tools to help people improve their own individual well-being and prosperity.

Since our founding in 2011 by David Gibson, the late Sylvia Harris, and Chelsea Mauldin, PPL’s community of staff, fellows, and board has grown to include more than two dozen multi-disciplinary researchers, strategists, and designers — all committed to creating public programs and policies that better serve the people.

Our Team

John Buckley

UX Design Fellow

Camilla Buchanan

Policy Fellow

Sophia Dalal

Design Strategist

Shanti Mathew

Deputy Director

Chelsea Mauldin

Executive Director

Carly Simmons

Design Research Intern

Our Fellows

Kristi Brown

NYC Mayor's Office of Operations

Dom Crockett

Bionic Solution

Liana Dragoman

City of Philadelphia

Kristina Drury


Andrew Eickmann

NYC Mayor's Office of Recovery & Resiliency

Alexandra Fiorillo

GRID Impact

Yasmin Fodil


David Frisco

Pratt Institute

Raj Kottamasu

Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center

Kate Krontiris


Kaja Kühl


Sarah Lidgus

Small City New York

Kacia Ng


Miya Osaki


Tina Park


Jennifer Rose

Kuja Kuja

Natalie Sims

Imprint Projects

Anna Vignet


Jacqueline Wallace

First Republic Bank

Ben Winter

The Lab at OPM

Hefen Wong

Singapore Ministry of Manpower

Our Board

Bryan Boyer

Director of Strategy

Dash Marshall

Chelsea Mauldin

Executive Director

Public Policy Lab

John Payne

Head of Service Design


Working at PPL

Thanks for your interest. We’re not currently hiring, but we’re always glad to get connected to qualified individuals for future opportunities. Generally, qualified candidates have a graduate degree in design or social science and at least three years of professional work experience.

Want to get on our radar? The best ways are to follow us on Twitter and LinkedIn and subscribe to our newsletter, so you can stay up-to-date on future announcements. In the meantime, check out our Resources page, where you’ll find our video FAQs and many project publications and videos. You might also be interested in the Design Gigs for Good job board.