Doug Brake is a Telecommunications Policy Analyst with the Information Technology and Innovation Foundation. He specializes in broadband policy, wireless enforcement, and spectrum sharing mechanisms. He previously served as a research assistant at the Silicon Flatirons Center at the University of Colorado, where he sought to improve policy surrounding wireless enforcement, interference limits and gigabit network deployment. Read more »
Michelle Wein is a research analyst at ITIF, specializing in the connections between international trade, innovation, intellectual property and economic productivity. Prior to joining ITIF, Michelle worked on intellectual property policy at the Office of the U.S. Trade Representative and the U.S. Department of State. She also spent four months studying European Union governance challenges in Berlin, Germany. Michelle holds a Masters of Public Policy from Georgetown University and a Bachelors of Science with honors in economics and mathematics from the University of Michigan. Read more »
Travis Korte is a research analyst at ITIF, where he works on the Data Innovation project. He has a background in journalism, computer science and statistics. Prior to joining ITIF, he launched the Science vertical of The Huffington Post and served as its Associate Editor, covering a wide range of science and technology topics. He has worked on data science projects with HuffPost and other organizations. Before this, he graduated with highest honors from the University of California, Berkeley, having studied critical theory and completed coursework in computer science and economics. Read more »
Ben Miller is ITIF’s Economic Growth Policy Analyst, specializing in the connection between technology, innovation, and the macroeconomy. Ben joined ITIF in 2013 after working as an economic analyst for the Federal Trade Commission, and has held a variety of other positions in the private and non-profit sectors. He also served for two years as an education volunteer in the Philippines with the US Peace Corps. Ben holds a Masters of International Relations and International Economics from Johns Hopkins SAIS and a Bachelors of Arts in German from Whitman College.
Bethany Imondi is the executive assistant to the president at ITIF. She graduated magna cum laude from Georgetown University in 2013 with a B.A. in English and with honors in Government. Bethany spent a semester studying Italian and government at the Villa Le Balze in Florence, Italy.
Joe Kennedy is a Senior Fellow at ITIF with a focus on economic policy. For almost three decades he has provided legal and economic advice to senior officials in the public and private sector. Much of this advice has been directed at public policies involving technology, competitiveness, and the social contract. He also consults privately on these issues. Read more »
William Dube joined ITIF as communications director in 2012. Previously, he spent seven years at Rochester Institute of Technology ending his tenure as the university’s Director of Research Communications. Prior to that, Will served for three years as Press Secretary to New York State Assemblyman Joseph D. Morelle. He holds a Master’s in Science, Technology and Policy from Rochester Institute of Technology and a Bachelor of Science in Political Science from Northeastern University.
Megan Nicholson is a Policy Analyst specializing in clean energy policy, the federal energy budget, the role of the Department of Defense in the energy innovation ecosystem, and international environmental policy. She also manages ITIF’s Energy Innovation Tracker, a public database of federal investments in energy innovation down to the project level, which is widely used as an analytical resource by policymakers, think tanks, and academics. Her work has been featured in the Washington Post, Forbes, Politico and MIT Technology Review, among others. Read more »