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Chris Given, Department of Veteran Affairs

Chris Given

Digital Services Expert, United States Digital Service, U.S. Department of Veteran Affairs

Chris is a DC-based information designer and technologist. He works with the United States Digital Service at the Department of Veterans Affairs to better the experience of Veterans and their families in obtaining benefits and services, and he teaches applications of data visualization to public policy at the Johns Hopkins University Krieger School of Arts and Sciences. Chris previously served as a civic technologist with the Office of the Chief Technology Officer of the District of Columbia’s Technology Innovation Program, and before that, worked with Collaborative Communications Group as a senior creative technologist specializing in public education data. As a member of Code for DC and DataKind DC, he has led civic hacking projects on topics including education, transportation, government spending, and elections.