Chelsea Mauldin
Executive Director, Public Policy Lab

Chelsea Mauldin is a social scientist and designer with a focus on government innovation. She directs the Public Policy Lab, a nonprofit organization that designs better public policy with low-income and marginalized Americans.

The Public Policy Lab partners with government agencies and NGOs to develop more satisfying and effective policies and service delivery through ethnographic research, human-centered design, rapid prototyping, and formative evaluation. Find out more on PPL’s website,, or on Twitter at @publicpolicylab.

She is a frequent keynote speaker and panelist at global conferences, universities, and convenings. Previously, Chelsea consulted to municipal and federal agencies, directed a community-development organization, led government partnerships at a public-space advocacy nonprofit, and served as an editor for publishing, arts, and media organizations. She is a graduate of the University of California at Berkeley and the London School of Economics.