The Iowa Caucus in Review: Where Should Technology Take Us From Here?

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Two of our Kennedy School Review Podcast Team members describe their experiences observing and supporting the Iowa Caucus, discussing what the process was like, what went wrong, and what the role of technology should be in facilitating a more inclusive, participatory model of democracy.



Andrea Alvarez Marin is a Master of Public Administration candidate at the Harvard Kennedy School. She also earned a Master of Public Health degree from the Yale School of Public Health in 2014. 




Nagela Nukuna is a Joint Degree MPP/MBA Student, in her first year of the MPP Program at HKS. During her time as Undergraduate Student Body President, she worked on a number of issues, ranging from sexual assault policies on college campuses to mental health services for students. Her current policy focus is on developing scalable solutions for social policies, and designing more equitable systems in our society.





Prachi Naik is a former educator and Fulbright Scholar passionate about social justice, identity, and equity. She is in her second year at HKS completing her MPP/MBA dual degree and plans to further her work in public education as an aspiring social entrepreneur.