Derek is a Senior Product Manager, guiding the design and delivery of DemTools and other technology products. He sees product management as making sure that software is designed to solve the right problem and is centered on user needs.
Derek hails from Silicon Valley as a graduate of Stanford University and a former Googler. At Stanford he studied Symbolic Systems, a program in Computer Science, Linguistics, and Cognitive Science, with a concentration in Rationality & Decision Making. He subsequently moved into building software for political campaigns, including Obama 2012 where a number of innovative campaign tools were developed. He has worked at BlueLabs, The Messina Group, and Change Research.
Derek is passionate about election administration and policy, having served on the San Francisco Elections Commission and working as a poll-worker whenever possible.
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