Kristin Sharp directs New America’s Initiative on Work, Workers, and Technology. In 2016, she co-founded and ran Shift: The Commission on Work, Workers, and Technology, a joint project of New America and Bloomberg. Kristin has had an extensive career in technology, innovation, and national security policy in the U.S. Senate, most recently serving as deputy chief of staff to Sen. Mark Warner (D-Va.).
In the Senate, Sharp also has worked as legislative director for Sens. Mark Pryor (D-Ark.) and Amy Klobuchar (D-Minn.), for the Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee and as an advisor to Sen. Richard Lugar (R-Ind.) on the Senate Foreign Relations Committee.
Kristin is a member of the board of the Herbert Scoville Peace Fellowship; advises a variety of private start-ups and venture capital firms; and is a frequent speaker on the future of work. She has a bachelor’s degree in Political Science and Government from the University of Michigan, and a Masters in the same field from Duke University. (Go Blue!) Read more about SHIFT on Medium. Follow Kristin on Twitter at @ktsharp2 and LinkedIn.