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2018 Congressional Innovation Fellowship Hill Launch Reception

  • 485 Russell Senate Office Building Washington DC 20515 USA (map)

Please join us to celebrate the third class of TechCongress Congressional Innovation Fellows!

Refreshments and light fare will be served.

Event Schedule

5:30 PM: Doors open
6:15 - 6:30 PM: Brief remarks with Travis Moore, Founder, TechCongress and the 2018 Fellows
6:30 - 7:30 PM: Drinks + Mingling

The 2018 Congressional Innovation Fellows are:

Bukky Adebayo was a product manager at Bedrock Analytics, a consumer packaged goods analytics company. As a product manager, she specialized in building data products. Prior to Bedrock, she managed data courses at General Assembly. She's also been a product manager at Wecyclers and Hopper Travel. Bukky received her Bachelors in Electrical and Computer Engineering from Olin College of Engineering.

Collin Anderson was a researcher at Measurement Lab, cofounder of Security without Borders, and an advisory with several organizations focused on human rights and Iran. These involvements center on how public policy can promote online expression and accountability, including regulation of the sale of surveillance technologies and sanctions programs. Collin’s most recent work is an extensive analysis published through the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace documenting how Iran uses cyber warfare to pursue its foreign policy interests and repress dissent. 

James Gimbi was a consultant at Mandiant, a FireEye company. He performed breach investigations and guided cyber strategy for clients in government and the Global 500, spanning defense, finance, healthcare, professional services, and other industries across four continents. He produced the Security Operations Center for a top Asia-Pacific bank and reviewed the DHS National Cyber Incident Response Plan. Gimbi developed and taught security courses for federal law enforcement, conferences, and private clients. Gimbi holds a B.S. with honors from the Rochester Institute of Technology in Information Security & Forensics. At RIT, he published research on covert channels, studied politics, and worked co-ops with Mandiant, BOCES, and Cisco Systems.

Dr. Robbie Narang held scientific and marketing roles with biotechnology startups. He was a member of a scientific team that successfully brought a biotechnology startup to acquisition in 2016, where he worked on automated systems for drug discovery. He then went on to found his own consultancy, serving in advisory roles for small, innovative teams trying to enter highly regulated personalized/precision medicine markets. Dr. Narang holds a Ph.D. in Molecular Microbiology from Tufts University and a BS in Biology from the University of New Mexico.

John A. Price supported the Intelligence community focusing on planning and leading small teams in high stress environments. Price has multiple combat tours including the Middle East and Mediterranean, where he successfully managed multiple sensitive programs for the US Government Customers totaling an excess of $100 million dollars.  A trusted confidant for several government agencies Price most recently worked as a consultant dealing with risk management and mitigation through developing advanced technical solutions in the most dynamic environments. Price holds a Bachelor of Arts from the University of Colorado, a Masters in Business Administration from the George Washington University and speaks both Russian and Farsi.

Jamie Sternlicht was a Project Manager for ULC Robotics, an international company that creates robotic solutions for the utility industry. At ULC, Jamie worked directly with clients to asses project requirements, and collaborated with software, electrical and mechanical engineering teams to create robotic systems solutions. Jamie currently lives on a modern dairy farm in upstate New York. She believes that autonomous technology solutions, such as utility inspection systems, voluntary milking systems and driverless cars, affect positive change for the economy and enable safer and happier communities. She received her Bachelor of Science and Master of Engineering in Mechanical Engineering from Cornell University.

About TechCongress

TechCongress is building 21st century government with technology talent through our Congressional Innovation Fellowship.  We are bridging the divide between Congress and the technology sector by placing tech savvy individuals to serve with Members of Congress and Congressional Committees in order to train cross-sector leaders—who can understand the challenges of government and in the technology community—and build capacity in Congress.  TechCongress is proudly incubated at the Open Technology Institute at New America. 


What are my transportation/parking options for getting to and from the event and where is the room located?

Parking near the Capitol is limited and we recommend taking public transportation (the closest metro station is Union Station stop on the Red line) or an Uber, Lyft or taxi.  

We'll be located on the Senate side in the Russell Office Building on the 4th floor in room 485.