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danielle tomson

Danielle Lee Tomson is a scholar and strategist. She thinks about political and social representation in the digital age. Areas of expertise include free speech, populism, nationalism, political polarization, social media platform policy, and civic tech.

Currently, she is working on her doctoral dissertation about the intersection of populism and technology at Columbia Graduate School of Journalism. She is also the Director of Forums @ Civic Hall, where she curates events, knowledge, and people solving problems at the intersection of technology and civil society. Previously Danielle was the Director of Personal Democracy Forum, a 15 year running summit focused on tech, politics, and media that was founded by the co-founders of Civic Hall.

Danielle or her writing have appeared in The Huffington Post, The Wall Street Journal, CNBC, Civicist, Fox News, and Medium, in addition to a plethora of academic publications.

Previously, Danielle was an innovation consultant and product manager for clients including Fortune 500 companies, multinational organizations and nonprofits. She was the founding membership director of Civic Hall, a community center for civic tech in New York.

An avid traveler, she has visited over 50 countries. Some once knew her as an actress, model, and director.  Danielle grew up on a horse farm in Western Pennsylvania.

C.V. available upon request.