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 their 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 Staff

Shanti Mathew

Strategy Director

Chelsea Mauldin

Executive Director

Kacia Ng

Design Lead

Our Fellows

Kristi Brown

Camilla Buchanan

Dom Crockett

Liana Dragoman

Kristina Drury

Andrew Eickmann

Alexandra Fiorillo

Yasmin Fodil

David Frisco

Raj Kottamasu

Kate Krontiris

Kaja Kühl

Sarah Lidgus

Bridget Monahan

Miya Osaki

Tina Park

Natalia Radywyl

Jen Rose

Natalie Sims

Jennifer Thibault

Anna Vignet

Jacqueline Wallace

Ben Winter

Hefen Wong

Our Board

Bryan Boyer

Director of Strategy

Dash Marshall

David Gibson


Two Twelve Associates

Deborah Marton

Executive Director

New York Restoration Project

Chelsea Mauldin

Executive Director

Public Policy Lab

John Payne



Working at PPL

Thanks for your interest! We’re not currently looking for new staff or fellows, 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, to learn more about our methods, check out our many project publications and our YouTube channel.