Katherine Garcia is a member of the founding team for the Center for Open Data Enterprise, where she is the Director of Communications and Outreach. She is the project lead for the Open Data Roundtables, gatherings that identify case studies, lessons learned and best practices in open data across the U.S. federal government. She also manages a foundation-funded project to develop a transition plan for open data in the next Presidential administration. In 2015, she launched the Washington Viz-ards, a meetup group for data visualization enthusiasts in DC. Previously Katherine worked at The Governance Lab at New York University, the U.S. Mission to the United Nations and Bonnier Corporation. She has over 10 years of media and publishing experience. Katherine is a former Co-President of the New York Chapter of the U.S. National Committee for UN Women, which aims to increase public, political and financial support for UN Women - the United Nations entity for women’s empowerment and gender equality.