Shanti Matthew, SDinGov 2020 Keynote Speaker

Shanti is a strategist who believes in the power of government to help people build better lives.

As deputy director of the Public Policy Lab, Shanti partners with government to incorporate communities in policy design, transform service systems to be more equitable and effective, and pilot new social programs. 

She has led work with New York City’s Administration of Children's Services, Department of Education, Department of Homeless Services, as well as the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs and many other public-interest organisations. 

Shanti holds degrees in social science and design from the University of Wisconsin—Madison and the Illinois Institute of Technology, respectively.