Nancy Scola is a journalist and writer whose work on the intersections of technology and politics has been published by The American Prospect, Capital, Columbia Journalism Review, New York, Reuters, Salon, Science Progress, Seed, and other publications. She is a correspondent on technology and politics for The Atlantic. She was previously the associate editor of techPresident, a widely-read daily online publication of the Personal Democracy Forum. She's talked about governing, campaigns, political organizing, technology policy, digital media and more on the BBC, CNN.com, MSNBC, and WNYC's "The Brian Lehrer Show," and frequently appears on conference panels.
Nancy came to journalism from government and politics. From 2001 to 2005, she served on the Democratic staff of the Committee on Oversight and Government Reform in the United States House of Representatives, under Rep. Henry Waxman of California, handling both online communications and a technology policy portfolio. After leaving Capitol Hill, she was an aide to former Virginia Governor (now Senator) Mark Warner as he explored a possible run in the 2008 presidential election.
Nancy grew up in northern New Jersey and now lives in Brooklyn, New York. She holds a B.A. in anthropology and Africana studies from the George Washington University and an M.A. in anthropology from Boston University.