Nik Marda


White House Office of Science and Technology Policy

Chief of Staff, Technology Division

Hi there, I'm Nik! I work on policy to make tech better for all Americans.

I'm currently at the White House Office of Science and Technology Policy, where I am Chief of Staff for its Tech Division. Previously, I was a policy advisor in the National AI Initiative Office, focused on responsible governance for AI and digital assets. Before that, 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 public interest tech organizations and projects, conducted research in human-computer interaction, received a Truman Scholarship, and completed a Civic Digital Fellowship at the National Institutes of Health.

I'm a big fan of being outdoors, wandering around bookstores, drinking Caribou Coffee, making wildly uneducated Fermi estimates, brewing chai for friends, walking through outdoor markets, evangelizing the game ProSet, scootering around the city, and optimizing the heck out of rewards programs. I also enjoy scrolling endlessly on Twitter — which is the best place to get in touch.


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