Laurenellen McCann is the Sunlight Foundation's National Policy Manager, working to help build, expand, and support transparency and, in particular, open data initiatives around the country and the world. She leads Sunlight's work on state and local issues, including Sunlight's newest venture in municipal data disclosure.
Laurenellen also directs Sunlight's largest annual community gathering, TransparencyCamp, an "unconference" for knowledge exchange between open government advocates that's inspired similar events across the globe.
She speaks regularly on open data and access to information, and has been cited by Politico, WBEZ, and numerous other local radio programs and newspapers.
Prior to joining Sunlight, Laurenellen worked at NPR and affiliate stations. When not fighting for smarter civic data, she's often found thinking about how we interact in public space and cooking with vegetables. She graduated from Wesleyan University with a BA in Government and a passion for the information commons.