Kaitlin Burroughs is the Project Manager, Communities of Practice for the Data-Smart City Solutions team at The Bloomberg Center for Cities at Harvard University, where she oversees communities of practice of senior government leaders from cities and counties across the country and manages grant-funded events. She has a keen interest in public service and works to promote innovation, equity, and transparency through her work. Kaitlin has worked at Harvard for over a decade in several roles, and prior to joining the University served as a Community Health Education Volunteer for the United States Peace Corps in Morocco. She has a degree in International Relations from Saint Anselm College in Manchester, NH.



Betsy Gardner is the Editor of Data-Smart City Solutions and the producer of the Data-Smart City Pod. Prior to joining Data-Smart, Betsy worked in a variety of roles in higher education, including Research Programs Manager at Emerson College, Assistant Director of Training at Northeastern University, and researcher and writer at the Lincoln Institute of Land Policy. She has several publications through the Harvard Kennedy School Ash Center for Democratic Governance and the Lincoln Institute and has written for Government Technology and Governing Magazine. Betsy holds a master’s degree in Urban and Regional Policy from Northeastern University, a bachelor’s degree in Art History from Boston University, and a graduate certificate in Digital Storytelling from the Harvard Extension School.


Kate Murphy is the Project Coordinator for Stephen Goldsmith. She has served as scheduler to former Governor Ben Nelson of Nebraska and has worked as campaign staff on several electoral campaigns, including Bill Bradley for President and Myrth York for Governor (Rhode Island). Prior to joining the Ash Center, she had a career in professional photography. Kate holds a Bachelor of Arts in Political Science from Creighton University.