Kathy Qian (2009, OH)

Kathy Qian is the co-founder of Code for Democracy, a civic technology lab working to strengthen democratic processes by creating digital tools that support free and fair elections, open governance, and fact-based public policy. Code for Democracy was the recipient of the 2018 Presidential Scholars Foundation Seed Grant. 

Previously, she worked on civil rights litigation with the ACLU, where she helped secure a $3.4M settlement from the City of Milwaukee for violating the Fourth and Fourteenth Amendment of the United States Constitution; and in the Innovation Labs of the World Bank, where she led a team of data scientists tackling a $400M+ multi-regional policy portfolio aimed at cultivating communities of entrepreneurs and creating sustainable growth through innovation.

Kathy started her career at APT, a late-stage startup backed by Accel-KKR and Goldman Sachs that was acquired by MasterCard for $600M. She is a graduate of the University of Pennsylvania.