Jennifer Pahlka

Ashoka Fellow
San Francisco, United States
Fellow Since 2012
My work: Helping 100+ local governments serve their communities better with tools and practices of the digital age.


This profile was prepared when Jennifer Pahlka was elected to the Ashoka Fellowship in 2012.
Jen Pahlka is bringing the resources—talent, ideas, tools, energy—and operating principles of the tech world to bear on a work culture that is famously slow-moving, inefficient, bureaucratic and risk-adverse: government.
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