Nik Marda

AI policy & civic technology

I work on public policy to help advance the use of trustworthy artificial intelligence. I also support efforts to use technology to make public services more effective and equitable.

I currently work on AI policy at the White House Office of Science and Technology Policy, where I am a Policy Assistant in OSTP's Technology Division and National AI Initiative Office. Previously, I consulted on tech policy for Data & Society, assisted with AI ethics for the National Security Commission on AI, and helped with tech strategy and delivery for the Biden-Harris Transition Team and the Tech Talent Project.

I graduated with honors from Stanford University, receiving an M.S. in computer science and a B.A. in political science. While at Stanford, I led multiple public interest tech organizations and projects, conducted some research in human-computer interaction, and completed a Civic Digital Fellowship at the National Institutes of Health. I was also named a Truman Scholar and a Gardner Fellow.

I'm a big fan of being outdoors (especially stargazing), listening to audiobooks, drinking Caribou Coffee, making wildly uneducated Fermi estimates, and scrolling endlessly on Twitter — which is the best place to get in touch!