Vivian Graubard

Director of Strategy, Public Interest Technology

Vivian Graubard is the director of strategy for Public Interest Technology at New America. Prior to joining New America, Graubard worked at the White House under President Obama where she was a founding member of the United States Digital Service and also served as a senior advisor and chief of staff to the United States Chief Technology Officer. There, her work focused on the intersection between technology and policy implementation, particularly on issues affecting vulnerable communities, including: improving the immigration process, criminal justice reform, combating human trafficking, and preventing sexual assault and domestic violence. Prior to her work in government, she was a fellow at Polaris Project, a leading non-profit focused on ending human trafficking domestically and abroad. Graubard has been named "Time's 30 People Under 30 Who Are Changing the World," "Forbes 30 under 30 in Law and Policy," and "Business Insider's Most Influential Women." She is Latina—Colombian, Cuban, and Puerto Rican—and cares deeply about diversity and inclusion (in tech and beyond!)

All Work

PUBLIC INTEREST TECHNOLOGY and MILLENNIALS INITIATIVE
Why FEMA is Making a Big Mistake in Puerto Rico

Vivian Graubard and Emma Coleman wrote for Politico about FEMA's proposed plan for Puerto Rican hurricane recovery.


PUBLIC INTEREST TECHNOLOGY
Vivian Graubard honored on Full Color Future's list of 50 innovators of color

Vivian Graubard was honored on a list of 50 innovators of color put out by Full Color Future.


PUBLIC INTEREST TECHNOLOGY
Obama’s Top Latina Cecilia Muñoz Takes On New Job: Transforming Tech for Public Good

Cecilia Muñoz, Vivian Graubard, and the Public Interest Technology program were featured in an NBC Latino article.