Census Digital Divide and Access
Maria Filippelli is a Public Interest Technology Census Fellow at New America. Filippelli has a background in urban planning, civic technology, and data science. She has worked with and relied on, census data throughout her career. Filippelli spent nearly a decade at the San Diego Association of Governments developing innovative transportation solutions for the San Diego region. Most recently Filippelli worked at DataKind, an organization that harnesses the power of data science in the service of humanity. She worked as a data science manager with a project portfolio largely focused on democratic freedoms and civil liberties. Filippelli holds an MS in urban science and informatics from New York University and an MA in economics from San Diego State University. In addition, Filippelli is a member of the American Institute of Certified Planners, American Planning Association, NASA Datanauts, and volunteers her time with Data for Democracy.
Many of your constituents may be concerned about how to respond online and how the internet self-response will work. This session will focus on the basics of the internet self-response option as well as best practices for addressing the digital divide and improving cybersecurity more broadly. An opportunity will be provided to ask questions of a leading Census technology expert.