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Alexis Wichowski works, teaches, and writes on technology, government, and power. She currently serves as Professor of Professional Practice at Columbia University's School of Professional Studies as well as Program Director at ColumbiaTech, the university's newly relaunched MS and Exec MS programs in Technology Management. She also serves as an affiliate with Columbia's School of International & Public Affairs, where she taught as an adjunct for over a decade.

Wichowski's public service work focuses on technology in government, digital communications, and tech policy. Prior roles include Deputy Chief Technology Officer for the City of New York, Associate Commissioner for NYC's Department of Veterans' Services, and various roles within the US Department of State and the US Mission to the United Nations. Past life work includes disaster relief, literary translation, media impact research, indexing, coding, theater production, and pretzel vending. Wichowski holds a PhD in Information Science from SUNY Albany and a BA in Chinese from Connecticut College, completed in three years.



- Professor of Professional Practice, Columbia University 

- Program Director, ColumbiaTech: , MS & Exec MS, Tech Mgmt | Columbia SPS  

- Faculty Affiliate | Columbia SIPA

- Fellow Experience Supervisor, US Digital Corps | TTS - GSA

- Deputy Chief Technology Officer - Innovation | City of New York
- Acting Deputy Chief Technology Officer - Broadband | City of New York 

- Interim Communications Director | City of New York, Mayor's Office of the CTO
- Associate Commissioner | City of New York, Department of Veterans' Services

- Director of Research & Communication  |  Harmony Labs 

- Director of Media Analysis & Strategy  |  US Mission to the United Nations

- Presidential Management Fellow  |  State Department Office of eDiplomacy

- Adjunct lecturer  |  SUNY Albany

- Indexer & information architect  |  Duke, Oxford, Cambridge, etc

- Webmaster  |  Inverse Theater, Michael Gold Art Gallery

- Off-off Broadway theater  |  Inverse Theater, etc   

- Disaster Relief Field Responder  |  American Red Cross 

- Actor (Mandarin-speaking)  |  鸦片战争, etc 

- Pretzel vendor  |  Martin's Pretzel's 

- Dishwasher  |  Connecticut College 


- PhD, Information Science | University at Albany

- BA, Chinese | Connecticut College 



- Founder & Meta Award, NYC[x] Tech & Innovation Awards | City of New York

- Member | State Department Speakers Bureau 

- Top Five Course Award  |  Columbia University 

- Meritorious Honor Award  | US Mission to the United Nations

- Meritorious Honor Award  | Office of eDiplomacy

- Presidential Management Fellowship | OPM

- Distinguished Dissertation Award | University at Albany

- Women in Technology Award  | University at Albany

- Fulbright | Guangzhou, China 

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