Priya Vora has dedicated her life to ensuring the the world's most marginalized communities are empowered with a political voice and economic opportunity. Priya serves as CEO and founder of Future State which advocates for policies giving citizens more rights and control over digital data and, in doing so, combat authoritarian approaches to surveillance technologies. In prior roles, built the financial inclusion practice at the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation and digital innovation center for USAID. Priya serves on the board of the Foundation for Climate Restoration and as a trustee of The Commons Project. She started her career at Enron as a Financial Analyst in new commodity markets. Priya received her Bachelor’s in Commerce from the University of Virginia and received
her Master’s in International Relations from Johns Hopkins University’s School of
Advanced International Studies (SAIS).