Katya is an organizer, researcher, and writer helping communities and governments use data and technology to build more just, equitable, open cities.
She is a Fellow at the Beeck Center for Social Impact and Innovation where she leads state and local work on open government, civic technology, and data rights. She is a senior advisor of the TOPCities program and the State Chief Data Officers Network. Previously, Katya conducted independent research on collective data governance, local data-sharing, and transparency in public spending at the Mozilla Foundation, January Advisors, and Development Gateway. As the Open Cities Director at the Sunlight Foundation, she led work in over 65 cities on transparency in smart cities initiatives, open contracting, and open data policy as a partner of the What Works Cities Initiative. Katya is based in Houston, Texas.