Jared Ford is an advisor for innovation and technology at NDI, where he has designed global policy and directed political technology programs in dozens of countries. His specialties include technology strategy to impact governance, advocacy, organizing, and oversight activities. His leadership skills have been applied to building political and civic organizations, safeguarding elections, and promoting citizen participation. Prior to joining NDI, Ford was a Legislative Assistant for Senator Patrick Leahy. He previously worked on peace technology as a consultant at the United States Institute of Peace and interned for the UN Department of Economic and Social Affairs. Ford holds a Master’s in Peace and Conflict Resolution from American University’s School of International Service, and a BA in Psychology from Amherst College.