Ayushi Roy is a Benefits Delivery fellow at New America. She is in her first term of office at 18F–housed in the Technology Transformation Services of the federal General Services Administration–as the director of state and local government technology. Her work focuses on more equitably delivering government services to our most vulnerable constituents – including modernizing Wisconsin’s legacy system for Unemployment Insurance, helping to hire the first cohort of dedicated product managers for the Centers of Medicaid and Medicare Services, securing the historic approval for Login.gov to serve state and local governments for the first time, and improving the grants infrastructure for Medicaid and the Children's Health Insurance Program (CHIP), which provides healthcare for more than 70 million Americans including 9 million children.
Ayushi also serves as the Commissioner of the Oakland Public Library and as the co-founder of We Who Engage, a media platform and government consultancy that facilitates civic engagement to strengthen our public’s muscle for democracy. The consultancy has partnered with a variety of state and local partners including the City of Boston on public transportation planning, the City of Poughkeepsie Children’s Cabinet, and the Seattle Foundation on regional business development. Previously, Ayushi helped build Oakland City Hall's first innovation team, co-founded an SMS hotline for campus safety used across the University of California system, and served on the Equity Advisory Committee for the San Francisco Human Rights Commission.
In her personal time, Ayushi competes in the World Marathon Majors and volunteers as a Court Appointed Special Advocate for foster children in Alameda County. She is an alumna of Columbia University and MIT, with additional certifications in conflict mediation.