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Intersections of Communication & Code: SOC Grad Joins Code for America

By Juliana Yellin

The Tech Lady Mafia

Since graduating from American University in 2005 with her bachelor's degree with the School of Communication, Erie Meyer has built a wealth of experience in technology and open data from being a Senior Adviser at the White House Office of Science and Technology Policy to being a Joan Shorenstein Fellow at the Harvard Kennedy School. 

Her venture into the intersection of communication and code continues with Code for America.

In March, Meyer joined the leadership team at Code for America, a non-profit with the mission to make sure the government works "for the people by the people... [and] to make it easier for government to serve the American public, and easier for the public to improve government."

Meyer will be working closely with the National Advisory Council to strengthen and expand Code for America's current network of governments and tech leaders.

Code for America is a network of people that not only just addresses individual instances of injustice but looks at the larger picture to address injustices and to find solutions.

She co-founded Tech Ladymafia in 2011 in an effort to increase visibility of women in the tech field and as a community for women in tech to network and connect with each other.

Meyer was also named one of Forbes' "30 under 30" for technology, and her work has been featured in many major news publications such as the New York Times, the Washington Post and CNN.

Read more about her here.