About Us

Upturn promotes equity and justice in the design, governance, and use of digital technology. Our research and advocacy combines technical fluency and creative policy thinking to confront patterns of inequity, especially those rooted in race and poverty.

We work in partnership with many of the nation’s leading civil rights and public interest organizations. Our issues include:

Upturn is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization based in Washington, DC.


Our Team


Harlan Yu

Harlan Yu

Executive Director

Technologist. Highly excitable, but disturbingly calm under pressure. His default answer is always “yes.”

Aaron Rieke

Aaron Rieke

Managing Director

Flexible and pragmatic. A diplomatic debater. Great at explaining complex board games.

David Robinson

David Robinson

Managing Director (on leave)

Finds small words for big ideas. Keeps an unpredictable reading list and a consistent yoga schedule.

Miranda Bogen

Miranda Bogen

Senior Policy Analyst

Agile synthesizer. Forward thinker with a global outlook. Can see both the forest and the trees.

Logan Koepke

Logan Koepke

Senior Policy Analyst

An energetic taskmaster who can manage a diverse docket. Curious by default. Lover of coffee and vinyl.

Fiona Dale

Fiona Dale

Operations Coordinator

Optimist. List-maker. Motivated by happy hours and hard deadlines.

Come work with us!

 

We’re currently welcoming applications for two positions.


Board of Directors

Nabiha Syed

Nabiha Syed

Treasurer

Vice President and Associate General Counsel, BuzzFeed

Paul Ohm

Paul Ohm

Secretary

Professor of Law and Associate Dean for Academic Affairs, Georgetown Law

Harlan Yu

Harlan Yu

President

Executive Director, Upturn


Our Funding

Upturn is generously supported by the Ford Foundation, the John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation, the Open Society Foundations, and the Omidyar Network.


Upturn received its determination of tax-exempt status in November 2017. We will post our IRS 990s, financial statements and annual reports here as they become available.

If you’re interested in supporting Upturn’s work, please get in touch.