Emma Coleman

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In some way, shape, or form, infant mortality touches everyone in the city

Baltimore has been tackling a major crisis in their city for years— infant mortality, and the disparity in survival rates between white and black babies. The Commons’ Emma Coleman spoke with Rebecca Dineen, the Baltimore City Health Department’s Assistant Commissioner for the Bureau of Maternal and Child Health, about how they have been able to

It’s up to everyone, not just the Census Bureau, to help avert a looming crisis

Maria Filippelli is the Public Interest Technology 2020 Census Fellow, sitting at the Leadership Conference for Civil and Human Rights. For the past few months, she has been working with national, state, and local organizations to bridge the technology divide that exists with the new online census option.   If you know one thing about

How a Roadmap Keeps San Jose’s Innovation Team Focused on Core Priorities

Michelle Thong is a service designer, storyteller and facilitator. As Digital Services Lead for the City of San Jose, she’s leading the introduction of user-centered, iterative approaches to help her fellow public servants deliver better services to San Jose’s 1 million residents and 60,000 businesses.   “Where do we start?” This is the question staring

You get better design when there’s a diverse representation of lived experiences

Lili Gangas is the Chief Technology Community Officer at the Kapor Center. She advises inclusive tech entrepreneurship projects and many initiatives in Oakland, such as the Oakland Startup Network, TechHire Oakland, and the Kapor Center Innovation Lab. We spoke with her about how to make the field more diverse and inclusive of people from varied