Through the PKTrains program, Public Knowledge helps train diverse advocates that will make a difference in the future of public policymaking. The more diversity we have in rooms where people make decisions, the more inclusive our laws and regulations are in meeting the needs of all parts of our society. As part of our efforts to merge our training skills with our inclusivity initiatives, we created the Privileged Conversations career breakfast series.
The series provides an opportunity for the next generation of tech policy experts and public interest advocates to gain exposure to potential career paths. We want to ensure the future of tech policy reflects the diversity of voices and experiences in our society. At these Friday morning breakfasts, participants can expect to:
- Discuss careers in tech policy with established experts
- Learn how to get started on their career paths
- Gain a greater understanding of the policy topics at the forefront
Our monthly Privileged Conversations is designed for students and recent graduates to learn about tech policy and public interest work, careers, and its community. Learn more about our featured speakers below.
1st Edition: Chris Lewis, President and CEO at Public Knowledge
2nd Edition: Didier Barjon, Legislative Assistant for the Senate Majority Leader, Charles E. Schumer (D-NY)
3rd Edition: Harlan Yu, Executive Director of Upturn
4th Edition: Francella Ochillo, Attorney & Executive Director of Next Century Cities
5th Edition: Clint Odom, VP of Strategic Alliances & External Affairs at T-Mobile
6th Edition: Alisa Valentin, Senior Director of Technology and Telecommunications Policy at the National Urban League
8th Edition: Larry Irving, President of The Irving Group
9th Edition: Koustubh “K.J.” Bagchi, Senior Director of Technology Policy at the Chamber of Progress
Subscribe below to learn more about our upcoming Privileged Conversations breakfasts, or email firstname.lastname@example.org with questions.