Advisory Council


Dolores Acevedo-Garcia, Director, Institute for Child, Youth, and Family Policy, Brandeis University

Mercè Crosas, Chief Data Science & Technology Officer, Institute for Quantitative Social Science, Harvard University

Eric Gordon, Associate Professor and Director of the Engagement Lab, Dept. of Visual & Media Arts, Emerson College

Nancy Hill, Charles Bigelow Professor of Education, Harvard Graduate School of Education, Harvard University

Michael Johnson, Professor, Chair of Dept. of Public Policy and Public Affairs, McCormack Graduate School, University of Massachusetts Boston

Ted Landsmark, Distinguished Professor; Director, Dukakis Center for Urban and Regional Policy, Northeastern University

David Lazer, Distinguished Professor of Political Science and Computer and Information Sciences and Co-Director of NULab for Texts, Maps, and Networks, Northeastern University

Katharine Lusk, Executive Director, Initiative on Cities, Boston University


Patricia Boyle-McKenna, Interim Chief Information Officer, Department of Innovation and Technology, City of Boston

Nigel Jacob, Co-Chair, Mayor’s Office of New Urban Mechanics, City of Boston

Kristina Johnson, Open Data Program Manager, Commonwealth of Massachusetts

Tim Reardon, Data Services Director, Metropolitan Area Planning Council

Holly St. Clair, Chief Digital Officer, MassIT, Commonwealth of Massachusetts


Aimee Sprung, Civic Engagement Manager, Microsoft New England


Luc Schuster, Director, Boston Indicators, The Boston Foundation