Policy Manager, Africa
Ory Okolloh is Google's Policy Manager for Sub-Saharan Africa. She is a co-founder of Ushahidi and served as the organization's Executive Director from inception until December 2010. Okolloh is also the co-founder of Mzalendo, a website that tracks the performance of Kenyan Members of Parliament. Okolloh graduated summa cum laude with a BA degree in Political Science from the University of Pittsburgh, and with a J.D. from Harvard Law School. She was previously a summer associate in Covington and Burling, Washington DC, and a Chayes Fellow at the World Bank's Department of Institutional Integrity. Okolloh is a frequent speaker at conferences, including TED, the World Economic Forum, Poptech, CGI, Techonomy, Mobile Web Africa, and the Monaco Media Forum on issues concerning citizen journalism, the role of technology in Africa, and the role of young people in reshaping the future of Africa.