Drew Zachary

Deputy Chief Data Officer for Innovation

U.S. Department of Commerce

Drew Zachary is Deputy Chief Data Officer for Innovation at the U.S. Department of Commerce. She was Managing Director of Census Open Innovation Labs and Director/Co-founder of The Opportunity Project at the US Census Bureau.  Previously, Drew was a Policy Advisor at the White House Domestic Policy Council and senior analyst at the US Department of Commerce’s Commerce Data Service. Throughout her career, Drew has worked with communities to use data, science and technology to support economic development, and leveraged the tools of human-centered design to improve how federal agencies serve the public. Drew holds an MPP from Johns Hopkins University and is a Ph.D. candidate in social policy at Brandeis University. She has been recognized as one of the world’s 100 most influential young people in government for 2018 by Apolitical, one of 20 rising stars by FCW/GCN’s Government Innovation Awards 2018, and a Federal 100 winner by FCW in 2019.