Cori Zarek

Former Deputy U.S. Chief Technology Officer under Barack Obama (2013-2017), Mozilla Fellow

Cori Zarek is the former Deputy U.S. Chief Technology Officer and is currently a fellow at Mozilla. From 2013-2017 at the White House, Cori led the team's work to build a more digital, open, and collaborative government including helping to stand up the U.S. Digital Service, which brings top technology talent into government to fix the highest-impact services and reform how the U.S. government operates in the digital era. Previously, Cori was an attorney at the U.S. National Archives, and before that, at The Reporters Committee for Freedom of the Press where she worked on free press, free expression, and freedom of information issues. She has consulted on civic tech, tech policy, press freedom and freedom of information issues with leaders in countries around the world. Cori teaches a class on First Amendment law as an adjunct professor and serves on the board of directors for MuckRock, a nonprofit, collaborative news site in the U.S. that promotes transparency for an informed democracy.