Julia Marden serves as a research associate in the Public Knowledge program. Ms. Marden comes to the Foundation from the Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh, where she had the role of civic data lead and headed a cross-departmental group responsible for developing strategic metrics and assessing the impact of the library's work. Her experience includes positions at Columbia University Libraries, where she was the research support and data services librarian, and at DataKind, where she worked as the community manager overseeing a global network of volunteers contributing data science expertise to community-based projects. She is also the founder of Tiny Panther Consulting, which offers workshops and consultations that help organizations and individuals to demystify data and empowers them to use data to question, advocate, collaborate, and change the world.
Ms. Marden holds a BA in public policy analysis from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and an MS in library science from Pratt institute.