Kate Krontiris is a Business Associate with Maendeleo Group. She is also an ethnographer, strategist, and facilitator working to understand and transform civic life. In the past three years, she has served as a consultant to Google, the Knight Foundation, and the Omidyar Network, among others. Until recently, Kate also served as a consulting user researcher for the newly-formed U.S. Digital Service within the Executive Office of President Barack Obama. For the 2016-2017 academic year, Kate is an affiliate of the Berkman Center for Internet and Society, at Harvard University.