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I'm Kathryn Peters (you can also call me Katy).

I’m a civic technologist and non-profit entrepreneur. In 2010, I co-founded Democracy Works, and over the next ten years I led the organization’s products, programs, and operations as it grew to a team of 50 and served millions of voters. In that role, I led the initial development of TurboVote and How to Vote.

In 2020, I joined the University of North Carolina's Center for Information, Technology, & Public Life (CITAP) as its inaugural executive director. At CITAP, I support a collaborative, multidisciplinary team of academics working to understand how our civic and digital lives intersect.

I sit on the board of Democracy Works and the Center for Civic Design, and serve as an advisor to VotER. When I'm not thinking about democracy or technology, I may be out in the mountains, reading a particularly good novel, befriending yet another dog, or testing a new recipe.

If you’re also asking these questions, want to know more, or would like to collaborate, you can always find me @katyetc.