Hi, I’m Katya.

I’m an advocate, researcher, and organizer working toward more open and just cities. My practice is multidisciplinary and collective. I help governments and community organizations find meaningful uses for data and technology that center the rights of residents and their communities.

I’m currently consulting with public policy organizations making data and technology-driven reforms at the city and state level. I’m an affiliate of the Berkman Klein Center for Internet & Society at Harvard University. I previously directed the Open Cities program at the Sunlight Foundation, helping cities pass open data policies, build data and technology governance, and engage communities in using data for social good.

I’m a first-generation American with Colombian and Armenian heritage. I grew up in Clear Lake City, Texas and studied economics and math at Claremont McKenna College. My pronouns are she/her or they/them.