Hollie Russon Gilman is a Political Reform program fellow at New America. Her first book is Democracy Reinvented: Participatory Budgeting and Civic Innovation and America examining the rise of local democratic innovations across the country. She served in the Obama White House as the Open Government and Innovation Advisor in the Office of Science and Technology Policy and worked as a field organizer in New Hampshire. She has worked as an advisor, researcher, and consultant to numerous non-profits and foundations including the World Bank, Case Foundation, Center for Global Development, and Open Society. Gilman, a Lecturer at Columbia University, received her A.B. from the University of Chicago and Ph.D. government at Harvard University.