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Uma Kalkar

Research & Innovation Manager

A public interest technologist by trade, I build systems that leverage open data, social innovation, and the human spirit. My work in data innovation and civic activism has been featured on The Daily Show with Trevor Noah, consulted by The Economist Impact, and presented at the Aspen Ideas Festival.

Favourite city: Tivat, Montenegro. It’s technically a town, but nothing beats watching the sunrise on the Bay of Kotor.

My youthful value: Dynamic. My superpower is translating data trends to strategically empower youth-serving action.

Favourite snack food:  Cheetos … and ranch. Don’t knock it until you’ve tried it.

My role at Youthful Cities: Collecting, organizing, analyzing, and communicating data insights on urban challenges and opportunities for youth for policy and community action.