From working in warehouses to inside the White House, John is someone who constantly questions and explores how we can improve systems in order to create better products, policy, and outcomes. John is passionate about research, innovation, diversity, and communicating complex ideas in a way that is easily understood by stakeholders and the public. From researching anti-poaching efforts alongside park rangers in the eastern Congo to being shipwrecked on an island for three days, he's also a bit of an adventurer. His curiosity and love of research has taken him around the world to better understand conflict resolution and disparate societies. John began his career as a journalist before transitioning into communications, research, and strategy. For most of the past eight years, he has served as a White House Presidential Appointee in the administration of President Barack Obama. There, he used his skills to identify patterns and problems on workforce and diversity issues as well as their solutions. He is a Co-Founder of the Autism Advantage program which recruits, trains, places, and supports autistic talent in the technology sector and beyond. He is autistic.