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

Antonia Yunge

Design Lead

Nia Holton-Raphael

Design Research Associate

Cesay Camara

Design Research Associate

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John Buckley

Design Strategy Director

Shanti Mathew

Managing Director

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Chelsea Mauldin

Executive Director

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Natalia Radywyl

Head of Research

Petey Routzahn

Design Lead

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Natalie Sims

Head of Design

Stephanie Yim

Design Strategy Lead

Our Fellows

Amanda Herrera Tommasino

Senior Design Research Fellow

Seong Park

Senior Design Research Fellow

Erika Lindsey

PPL Senior Research Lead (Past)

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Kristi Brown


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Camilla Buchanan

Policy Fellow

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Dom Crockett


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Sophia Dalal

PPL Design Strategist (Past)

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Amanda Finuccio

Design Fellow

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Yasmin Fodil


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David Frisco


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Raj Kottamasu


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Kaja Kühl


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Judy Park Lee

Research Fellow

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Sarah Lidgus


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Kacia Ng


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Miya Osaki


Tina Park


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Jennifer Rose

PPL Design Director (Past)

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Anna Vignet


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Ben Winter


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Hefen Wong


Our Board

Keith White

Founder & Principal

Keith White, PLLC

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Chelsea Mauldin

Executive Director

Public Policy Lab

Miya Osaki

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Chair, MFA Design for Social Innovation at the School of Visual Arts

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Bryan Boyer

Director, Civic Futures

Dash Marshall

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Deborah Marton

Executive Director

Van Alen Institute

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John Payne

Head of Service Design


Working at PPL

We’re not currently hiring, but we’ll let you know when we are. To stay up-to-date on future hiring announcements, follow us on Twitter and LinkedIn and subscribe to our newsletter. 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.