Kate McCall-Kiley, Co-Founder of xD, Named 2019 MIT Director’s Fellow
October 02, 2019
Our very own co-founder Kate McCall-Kiley has been named to the 2019 class of MIT Media Lab Director's Fellows. The Director's Fellows program connects a global community of charismatic and visionary leaders to the antidisciplinary research culture of the MIT Media Lab. Through curated collaborations, the program aims to expand the perspectives of our academic community, while strengthening the fellows’ capacity to serve and lead, addressing pressing issues through the lens of civic engagement, social change, education, and creative disruption.
Kate joins a class of eclectic fellows whose backgrounds span a number of industries. As part of the fellowship, Kate’s research will focuse on simulating governance futures, institutionalization of experimentation in-government, and the creation of new environments and mechanisms for behavior change that challenging traditional conventions. She previously served as a White House Presidential Innovation Fellow, where she worked on projects including Vote.gov, The Opportunity Project, Worker.gov, BroadbandUSA, and The Cancer Moonshot alongside the National Cancer Institute.