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

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Kanna Atarashi

Design Intern

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John Buckley

Design Intern

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Erika Lindsey

Design Research Lead

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Shanti Mathew

Deputy Director

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Chelsea Mauldin

Executive Director

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Natalia Radywyl

Research & Evaluation Director

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Natalie Sims

Design Director

Our Fellows

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Kristi Brown

Fellow

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Camilla Buchanan

Policy Fellow

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Dom Crockett

Fellow

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Sophia Dalal

PPL Design Strategist (Past)

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Amanda Finuccio

Design Fellow

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Yasmin Fodil

Fellow

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David Frisco

Fellow

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Raj Kottamasu

Fellow

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Kaja Kühl

Fellow

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Judy Park Lee

Research Fellow

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Sarah Lidgus

Fellow

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Kacia Ng

Fellow

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Miya Osaki

Fellow

Tina Park

Fellow

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Jennifer Rose

PPL Design Director (Past)

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Anna Vignet

Fellow

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Ben Winter

Fellow

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Hefen Wong

Fellow

Our Board

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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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Chelsea Mauldin

Executive Director

Public Policy Lab

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John Payne

Head of Service Design

Verizon

Working at PPL

Thanks for your interest. We’re not currently hiring staff, but we’re always glad to get connected to qualified individuals for future opportunities. Generally, qualified staff 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.