• Data analysis and visualization
  • Product and content development
  • Public interest technology



Sasha Anderson is a civic technology leader with over a decade of experience working within and adjacent to government. Throughout her career, Sasha has worked with local governments, nonprofits, news outlets, and members of Congress to use data to drive decision-making and increase public understanding.

Sasha's career began in local government using data to support economic development programs in the Puget Sound region. This passion led her to leave government in 2016 to launch USAFacts, the largest nonpartisan government data platform. Currently, she is connecting the dots between public data and AI, advising local governments on public sector AI applications, and designing new professional education programs for policymakers. Sasha is also active in the civic tech community, volunteering for Code for America, creating Seattleā€™s Civic User Testing Group, and serving on MetroLab's Task Force on Generative AI for Local Government.

Sasha has taught at the University of Washington's Information School since 2019. She received three B.A. degrees in Political Science, Sociology, and French at Chapman University and completed a graduate fellowship as a Rotary Ambassadorial Fellow at the Tata Institute of Social Sciences in Mumbai, India. She has been fortunate to live in six countries (and counting!) and brings a global perspective on technology and democracy to her work.


  • BA, Political Science & Sociology, Chapman University, 2010