Director of Product, New Practice Lab
New America

Nikki Lee is a product manager at 18F, part of the U.S. Federal Government’s Technology Transformation Services. She’s worked on a wide variety of large scale software development projects in government, mainly on systems that support the social safety net. Nikki specializes in long-term sustainability, ensuring that partners have the skills and behaviors, as well as technical capabilities, to manage high-quality software teams. In her past life, she helped build Windows 10, published multiple papers on Personal Informatics, and worked on a large autonomous vehicle.

Within 18F, Nikki also advocates for culturally aware practices and habitually puts internal process under a lens of inclusivity. This has led her to serve a term as co-lead of 18F’s accessibility group, start an AAPI affinity group, and work with the internal talent team to revamp how 18F interviews and selects people.

Summits Attended: 2020 Debug

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