Sari Ladin is the Interim Chief Data Officer for the City of Los Angeles and a Research Fellow for the Civic Analytics Network at Harvard Kennedy School’s Ash Center for Democratic Governance and Innovation. Sari provides research and strategic analysis on current and upcoming initiatives that improve access to data for residents and city employees. She has extensive experience working as a policy analyst on the local, state, and federal level. Her previous work focused on data analysis, budgeting, and strategic alignment. Sari holds a Masters in Public Policy from the University of California, Berkeley and a Bachelors in Economics from Brandeis University.