Andres Bascumbe is the program manager of TechCongress, incubated at the Open Technology Institute at New America. TechCongress connects Congress to technology talent, training, and ideas and organizes the Congressional Innovation Fellowship.
Bascumbe most recently worked on Capitol Hill where he handled technology, telecommunications, cybersecurity, and federal affairs issues for Rep. Gerald E. Connolly, Vice Ranking Member of the Committee on Oversight and Government Reform. He also served as a clerk on the House Energy and Commerce Committee, Subcommittee on Communications and Technology.
Prior to his time in Congress, he worked at American Continental Group where he advocated on behalf of clients in the technology and telecommunications industries. He previously interned at the Federal Communications Commission in the Office of Legislative Affairs and the U.S. Office of Special Counsel.
Bascumbe earned a J.D. from American University, Washington College of Law and a B.A. in mass communications and Spanish from Florida State University. You can find him on Twitter @AndresBascumbe.