Maddy Dwyer, in a black top smiling in front of a CDT logo.

Maddy Dwyer

Policy Analyst, Equity in Civic Technology

Maddy Dwyer serves as a Policy Analyst on CDT’s Equity in Civic Technology team, where she focuses on the responsible, equitable use of data and technology by public agencies and civic institutions to improve outcomes for individuals and the public good, while ensuring it does not come at the expense of privacy and civil rights.

Prior to joining CDT, Maddy served as a Communications Associate with The Pew Charitable Trusts working with their Broadband Access Initiative and Civil Legal System Modernization Project. There she supported each policy team’s strategic communications efforts, including building communications campaigns for their state and federal advocacy work, assisting with research publications, and crafting advocacy messages to policymakers and other relevant stakeholders to advance the projects’ goals. Before joining Pew, Maddy served as a Communications Intern for CDT and has completed many communications and public affairs internships in industries such as cosmetics and personal care, healthcare, and water utilities.

Maddy holds a Bachelor of Arts in American Studies from Stanford University, with a concentration in Race in American History and Politics. She also holds a Master of Arts in Media and Strategic Communication from The School of Media and Public Affairs at George Washington University.