What inspires students to use their tech skills for social good? What are the biggest barriers to pursuing a career in civic technology, and do higher education institutions have an obligation to address them? Join us to hear from Harvard, George Mason and Villanova students who participated in the inaugural TOP University Sprint through a panel moderated by Andreen Soley, Director of New America’s Public Interest Technology University Network.
Igniting Civic Tech Innovation for the Next Generation
Andreen Soley is director of the Public Interest Technology (PIT) University Network at New America. In 2018, Soley joined New America after twenty years of experience working within higher education and the nonprofit sector. Prior to joining New America, she had been working with Mount Saint Mary’s University to develop a university-wide process to track, monitor, and report on the employment outcomes of its graduate alumni.
She has a master’s in media ecology from New York University and wants to help technologists transform the world for the better.