Jessica A. Gover is a Ph.D. candidate in Political Science at Johns Hopkins University and a writer for Data-Smart City Solutions. Previously she conducted research on new approaches to tech-enabled innovation in the U.S. federal government, focusing particularly on the executive branch, as well as innovative public-private partnership models in the U.S. and New Zealand. Her work for Data-Smart City Solutions is informed by research interests ranging from democratic governance to regulatory policy to civic engagement to cross-sector partnerships. She holds a Master's degree from the University of Chicago and received her B.A. at Trinity College.